Hot trials of BSP’s new Modex Unit underway

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Jun 2018 11:11:38


Staff Reporter

Hot trials of Bhilai Steel Plant’s new Modex Unit – the 0.9 MTPA Bar & Rod Mill - underway from late evening hours of June 11 2018 were formally inaugurated on June 12 2018 by A K Mathur, ED (Projects) in presence of B Saha, GM I/c Mills, Abidi, GM I/c Services and other senior officers of the Plant and Projects-Mills Zone.M Ravi, CEO, A K Mathur, ED (Projects), B Saha, GM I/c Mills, A Devdas, GM Project-Steel, A P Barnwal, GM Project-Mills Zone, SK Mehta, GM Proj-Utilities, General Managers and other senior officers of the Plant and Projects-Mills Zone were present to witness the beginning of hot trials on June 11 2018.

It may be recalled that the reheating furnace of the new mill was lit up on May 26 2018. Billets of 150 mm * 150 mm * 12 meters were reheated in the furnace. While plain rounds of 40 mm dia are being rolled now during hot trials, the Mill is equipped to produce a wide range of products including Wire rod in Coil, TMT Rebar in Coil, TMT Rebar Straight and Quality Bar in Straight length in diameter ranging from 5.5 mm to 60 mm. The special grade steels that would be rolled in the new mill include Low, Medium & High Carbon Steel, Spring Steel, Bearing, Low Alloy, Free Cutting & Welding etc. will help SAIL and BSP sustain leadership in the highly competitive steel marketThe Bar & Rod Mill Projects is being executed by a consortium led by M/s Danieli & CSpA, Italy that has supplied the technology and equipment. The other consortium members are M/s Danieli India LtdL, Kolkata & M/s Beekay, Bhilai. M/s HSCL has executed the civil and structural work through different agencies. The civil work has been carried out by M/s BSBK, Bhilai, the structural fabrication and erection activities have been carried out by M/s MCK Kutty. The Fully Automatic Digital type walking beam furnace has been supplied by a consortium led by M/s Fives Stein, India, Kolkata with M/s Fives Stein, Spain that supplied the
technology and M/s Beekay, Bhilai as other consortium members. The Project has been executed under the watchful supervision of Project Mills Zone.