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Showing posts with label Steel Production. Show all posts

December 3, 2014

Environmental Friendly Steel Production at Durgapur Steel Plant, a unit of SAIL

Following the commencement of successful hot trial of second Convertor with Electrostatic-Precipitator (ESP) facility at BOF Shop by the SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) Chairman Mr. C S Verma on 20th Nov, the step produced from it was cast in Caster No 1 producing about 100 tons of billets from all 6 stands on 21st Nov. This is the first time that a Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Unit is using Electrostatic-Precipitator (ESP) facility for an environment friendly steel production.

It won’t be irrelevant to mention here that Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), a unit of India’s steel major Government enterprise SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited), has been able to maintain a commendable performance ever since its inception in all important production parameters. 
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October 18, 2013

SAIL News - DSP achieved record Steel Production

Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), a unit of SAIL (Steel Authority of India) - a Maharatna PSU has done it again by clocking the best ever first half (April - Sept) performance in this year since inception of the plant. DSP recorded an an all time high first half as well as yearly production in the previous year.
Congratulating the employees for the stupendous performance, Mr. P. K. Singh, CEO, DSP said, DSP has maintained consistency on improving the performance. The focused strategy and synergy among all departments have played the key role in this achievement. With heightened optimism and collective efforts we will set yet another record in the production in the current year also".
DSP’s record achievement includes the best ever H1 production in vital items - hot metal, crude steel, saleable steel, special steel, caster, saleable steel despatch, blend mix and sinter, registering a substantial growth over the CPLY.

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July 11, 2013

RINL - VSP News: Impressive Performance by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd RINL in Q1

Shri Beni Prasad Verma, Hon'ble Steel Minister, Govt of India appreciated the sharp growth in production of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd - Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (RINL-VSP) in Q1.
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd - Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (RINL-VSP) recorded a growth of 14% in finished steel production in Q1 and stepped up its captive power generation by 7% which helped RINL to record significant growth in many fronts despite power restriction. The value-added steel production is best for any first quarter with a growth of 17%, accounting to nearly 80% of total saleable steel production. In spite of recessionary trends in the market, RINL – VSP registered a growth of 13% in sales and the special drive taken by  Visakhapatnam Steel Plant helped to end Q1 with a sales of 5.5 lakh tones matching the sales of CPLY.    
RINL-VSP (Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd - Visakhapatnam Steel Plant) is the first shore based Public Sector integrated Steel Plant in India located at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The plant was commissioned in August 1992 with a capacity to produce 3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of liquid steel having an excellent layout capable of expanding up to 16 MTPA. The process of steel making is through the Blast Furnace – Basic Oxygen Furnace (BF-BOF) route. Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, also known as Vizag Steel Plant (VSP) has the distinction of being the first integrated steel plant in the country to adopt 100% continuous casting in the Steel Melt Shop.

(Posted: 11-July-2013)

April 15, 2013

WSA: India retained 4th position in World Steel Production with highest growth rate in 2012

India retained fourth position in world steel production with an output of 76.7 MT, despite having the highest growth of 4.3 per cent in steel output among top five steel producing nations in 2012.
There was no change in the top three steel producing nations with China, Japan and the US retaining their slots in the respective order in 2012, World Steel Association (WSA) data revealed.
India was world’s fourth largest steel producing nation in 2011 and 2010 as well with a total production of 73.6 MT steel and 69 MT respectively. It had clinched the third spot in 2009, but the US grabbed the slot since 2010.
The World Steel Association (WSA) expects steel demand in India to pick up and rise by 5.9% to 75.8 MT in 2013 following 2.5% growth in 2012. [see article]
Meanwhile, WSA said, “World crude steel production reached 1,548 MT for the year 2012, up by 1.2 per cent compared to 2011. This is a record for global crude steel production. The growth came mainly from Asia and North America which recorded a 2.6 and 2.5 per cent increases in 2012 respectively, while crude steel production in the EU and South America decreased in 2012 compared to 2011.”
Country—wise, China produced 716.5 MT, an increase of 3.1 per cent over 2011 and thereby increased its share of world steel output to 46.3 per cent in 2012 from 45.4 per cent in 2011. Japan produced 107.2 MT and South Korea 69.3 MT in 2012.
Production in European Union recorded a 4.7 per cent dip to 169.4 MT. Germany produced 42.7 MT, Italy produced 27.2 MT and France produced 15.6 MT among others.
Output in the CIS also declined by 1.2 per cent to 111.3 MT. Russia produced 68.9 MT.
Annual crude steel production for South America was 46.9 MT in 2012, a decrease of three percent. Brazil produced 34.7 MT, a decline of 1.5 per cent compared to 2011.
“The average capacity utilisation ratio in 2012 was 78.8 per cent compared to 80.7 per cent in 2011,” The World Steel Association (WSA) said.  
(Source: World Steel Association)
Keywords: World Steel Association, WSA, India, Steel Production, Crude Steel, World Steel Production
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November 24, 2012

Steel Production - DSP recorded best October performance



Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), a unit of India’s state-run SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited), maintained its best October performance since its inception in all important production parameters. The production of hot metal, crude steel, saleable steel, blend mix and sinter were 112%, 109%, 100%, 107% and 112% of the target respectively in the just concluded, month of october, and were also the best time performance in the month of October. Incidentally the sinter production of 284665 tonnes in October 2012 were the best ever monthly production.
"In the first six months of current financial year (2012 - 13), DSP recorded an all time best performance in all key production parameters. With multi-pronged strategies and synergy among all departments, the client could maintain the production upsurge in October. The plant is geared up to continue with the production uptrend in the coming months also", said Mr. P. K. Singh, CEO, DSP.
DSP (Durgapur Steel Plant) has also witnessed the best ever October production of special steel and value added products. The Merchant Mill, which produces Earthquake Resistant TMT bars for the infrastructure sector also achieved 103% of monthly target and recorded a growth of 5% over CPLY. 

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September 8, 2012

SAIL news: DSP sets new record of Steel Production in the August 2012


Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), a public sector unit of Steel authority of India (SAIL) has recorded the best ever August performance since its inception in all important steel production parameters. The productions of hot metal, crude steel, and saleable steel were 105, 103 and 96 percents of the targets respectively in the just concluded month of August, 2012 and were all time high in the month of August since inception of the plant.
 "We have adopted multi-pronged strategies to improve the production performance in every front. Our strategies have yielded results with surge in production in the plant", said Mr. P. K. Singh, CEO, Durgapur Steel Plant. DSP also witnessed the best August performance in the production of blend mix, sinter, blooms and billets through energy efficient continuous casting route and also special steels & value added products.
For the first time in the history of DSP, the bloom caster of the plant crossed the rated capacity and operated at 102% of its capacity. As against steel productions in August, 2011, the production of hot metal, crude steel, concast production and saleable steel notched up a stupendous growth of 20, 16, 12 & 6 per cents respectively on August, 2012. The production of special steel and value added products in the month recorded a growth of 6% over CPLY and it constituted 73% of total saleable steel production of DSP.

April 21, 2012

Change in Crude Steel Production for December 2011 - Data showing Major Steel Making Countries


World Crude Steel Production in December 2011 - Major Steel Making Countries

The table contains data of crude steel produced by some major steel making countries around the world in December, 2011 along with a comparison of steel production for the same period in the previous two years:                                          
         (data presented in ‘x1000’ tonnes of crude steel production)
Steel producing Countries
Dec’11
Dec’10
Dec’09
% Change Dec’11/10
Austria
457
596
483
–23
Belgium
570
560
520
2
Czech Republic
459
448
425
2
Finland
321
337
323
–5
 France
1108
1124
1102
–1
Germany
3025
3177
3024
–5
Italy
1959
1901
1477
3
Poland
750
568
551
32
Romania
335
217
231
54
Spain
893
1021
1039
–13
Netherlands
588
617
508
–5
UK
669
658
974
2
European Union
(Total 27 Countries)
12541
12648
11982
–1
Norway
65
47
58
39
Serbia
72
73
135
–1
Turkey
3112
2792
2185
11
Other Europe
(Total 6 countries)
3345
2996
2443
12
 Byelorussia
216
207
172
4
Russia
5886
5711
5506
16
Ukraine
2804
2960
2749
–5
Kazakhstan
328
283
50
16
C.I.S (Total 6 Countries)
9318
9210
8888
1
Canada
1120
1125
943
0
Cuba
25
26
24
–4
Mexico
1550
1372
1303
13
United States
7334
6648
5862
10
North America 
(Total 7 Countries )
10134
9248
8201
10
Argentina
500
412
392
22
Brazil
2688
2427
2580
11
Colombia
110
104
62
6
Chile
120
141
148
–15
Peru
90
76
57
18
Venezuela
225
235
316
–4
South America 
(Total 9 countries)
3795
3441
3579
10
Egypt
567
666
527
–15
South Africa
570
350
658
63
Iran
1085
1100
802
–1
Saudi Arabia
463
383
412
21
Africa and Middle East (Total 8 Countries)
2920
2838
2714
2
China
52164
51826
48492
1
India
6150
5743
5728
7
Japan
8397
9172
895
–8
South Korea
5950
5548
4498
7
Taiwan(China)
1920
1750
1659
10
Asia (Total 5 Countries)
74581
74039
69328
1
Australia
345
610
579
–43
New Zealand
79
76
72
5
Oceania
424
686
651
–38
Global crude steel production statistics 
(64 countries)
117058
115105
107785
2
                                                                                                    (Source: worldsteel.org)
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