Visakhapatnam steel plant achieves milestone in casting

Visakhapatnam steel plant achieves milestone in casting

Agency News

Visakhapatnam, Jul 28: Rastriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) has achieved yet another significant milestone in steel making by casting high quality 430 mm Rounds from Caster 4 in SMS-2 (Steel Melt Shop) on Saturday night.

The caster was built at Rs 200 crore in SMS-2, to produce higher dia 430 mm Rounds for the first time in India and the new facility is also is capable of casting all grades of steel through submerged casting route, the steel plant said in release here on Sunday.

Commanding the collective achievement, particularly the Projects and Works division and the agencies involved for successfully producing the exclusive product,VSP Chairman and Managing Director P.K.Rath, attributed the success to the great commitment and hard work of vizag steel collective.

The new caster is the prime source of raw material for the upcoming forged wheel plant at Rae Bareli in UP, which is scheduled to be commissioned during Sept 2019. The rounds can be used in Seamless pipe, precious forging and wheel application. (UNI)