Major milestone in Rs 17000 Crores MEP towards integrated commissioning
New Delhi: On a visit to ISP Burnpur, Chairman SAIL Mr C.S. Verma witnessed the start up of the First Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) on 14 September, 2014. This event marks the commencement of modern steel making in IISCO Steel Plant (ISP). Under the expansion program of ISP, many major facilities viz. the 7m tall Coke Oven Battery, 2x204 sqm Sinter Plant, Power and Blowing Station and 0.5 Mtpa Wire Rod Mill have already commenced operations on standalone basis.
Chairman, SAIL Mr. C.S. Verma applauded the ISP collective for the start - up and urged them to speed up the remaining work for integrated operations besides ramping up production from already operational units to meet the growing steel demand.
The commencement of BOF paves the way for starting up production from the new 4060 m3 Blast Furnace, next month. With the operationalization of the new BF, integrated operations would start in the state of the art 2.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) steel plant constructed at an investment of around Rs. 17,000 crore.
Chairman SAIL Shri C.S. Verma at the main control room of BOF during commencement of hot trial of converter at ISP.