VISAKHAPATNAM: Ministry of Steel (MoS) secretary Rakesh Singh commissioned the re-heating furnace of the newly built Structural Mill at the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in the presence of MoS joint secretary Lokesh Chandra and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) chairman-cum-managing director P Madhusudan here Tuesday.
The Structural Mill was constructed at a cost of `1,260 crore, as part of the VSP’s 6.3-mtpa expansion project. The high speed, two-high compact mill with 17 rolling stands will produce seven lakh structurals per annum in the product mix of medium, light, junior channels/beams, equal and unequal angles, flats, rounds, squares etc. Danieli (Italy) and Micco constructed the mill using the latest technology.
Rakesh Singh also inaugurated a mega medical camp organised by the RINL at Aganampudi Rehabilitation Colony where a large number of poor women and children were diagnosed by experts in cancer detection, ophthalmology, gynaecology, orthopedics, ENT, etc.
He distributed 55 artificial limbs, 10 cycles, five tri-cycles and four working hands, made by Sri Guru Deva Charitable Trust of Mangalapalem.
Later, the steel secretary visited Arunodaya Special School, built by the RINL under its CSR initiative, and interacted with the special children. “This work regains bold dedication, hard work and patience, which is visible all around,” he said, appreciaing the work of the school management.
He later visited various production units of the VSP including Coke Ovens, Blast Furnace-3, Steel Melt Shop-2 both Convertor Shop and Continuous Casting Machines, Wire Rod Mill-1 and Medium Merchant and Structural Mill and witnessed the rolling of various products. He also planted saplings at the Mills Zone to mark the occasion. RINL directors TK Chand (Commercial), PC Mohapatra (Projects), GBS Prasad (Personnel), DN Rao (Operations), TVS Krishna Kumar (Finance) and Guru Deva Charitable Trust chairman Raparthi Jagadish Babu were present.