Value addition can be a game changer, says SAIL chairman

Durgapur steel plant mill is producing parallel flange beams, joists, channels and angles

GN Bureau | November 8, 2017


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 SAIL’s Durgapur steel plant (DSP), chairman, PK Singh has laid emphasis on giving value addition to its products and tailoring the product quality rather than focusing only on the volume aspect. 

He said the DSP’s modern 1MTPA (million tonne per annum) capacity medium structural mill (MSM) is capable of producing world-class structural steel products, having a high demand for various on-going and upcoming infra and construction projects in India. 
 
Singh also said with the railways replacing conventional coaches with German technology carriages in the next few years, wheels for new LHB railway coaches are in advanced stages of validation at Durgapur plant. The metallurgical testing of the wheels has already been completed.
 
He said that DSP is a plant designed to produce 7.5 lakh tonnes of semis (type of steel product), where SAIL-DSP in association with Centre for Engineering & Technology (CET) will tap the huge market for special grade semis. The semis would also explore possibilities in transmission line towers (TLT) and forging areas.
 
At DSP, the mill is producing parallel flange beams, joists, channels and angles, which are primarily used by infrastructure and construction segments. There is an increased demand of these products in the sectors like infrastructure, metro and construction, he said.
 

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