MoS Secy to Start Blast Furnace at VSP

Secretary of the Ministry of Steel G Mohan Kumar will commission the upgraded Blast

Published: 29th July 2014 07:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2014 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: Secretary of the Ministry of Steel G Mohan Kumar will commission the upgraded Blast Furnace-1 ‘Godavari’ and inaugurate the Sinter Heat Recovery Power Plant (SHRPP) of 20.6 MW at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

On his two-day visit here Tuesday, the secretary will attend a corporate presentation on the performance of RINL and interact with the senior management led by RINL chairman-cum-managing director, P Madhusudan. Mohan Kumar will also open the ‘Dissemination Seminar of SHRPP’.

Modernisation of ‘Godavari’

According to a release by the Steel Maker here Monday, the volume of the Blast Furnace-1 ‘Godavari’ is being increased from 3,200 cum to 3,800 cum by introducing copper cooling plates and replacing the existing normal cast iron cooling plates with the latest generation ones.

Further, improved refractories are being used to increase the inner volume of the furnace by about 600 cum. With state-of-art of furnace control systems, the techno-economic parameters will be more favourable, resulting in reduced cost of hot metal production apart from increased production by 0.5 million tones from the present two million tones. The total cost of modernisation is about `600 crore.

NEDO-Japan Project Implementation

As a part of its efforts towards green technologies, the RINL, through an MOU with NEDO-Japan (New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organisation) has successfully implemented a model project for Sinter Cooler Waste Heat Recovery Power Plant of 20.6 MW. The project will generate 20.6 MW of electricity by using the waste heat without burning any fossil fuels.

Marking the occasion, RINL is organising a Dissemination Seminar on July 30. The seminar will focus on Japanese Technology for energy savings.

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