RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant achieved a significant milestone today by successfully commencing the Hot Trials (pre-heating) of Convertor-1 as part of modernization and revamping of Steel Melt Shop-1.
Joy was abound amongst the employees when, Sri P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL kick started the hot trials of the renovated Convertor in the presence of former CMDs of RINL, Sri Y Siva Sagar Rao and Sri AP Choudhary.
In his message, Sri Madhusudan was highly appreciative of the commitment and total team spirit exhibited by one and all, particularly the SMS team for the successful revamping of the Convertor. He observed that the co-ordinated efforts helped in successfully revamping the convertor.
Sri Y Siva Sagar Rao, Sri AP Choudhary, former CMDs in their messages mentioned that the entire steel industry is looking at RINL for its performance and commitment and envisaged bright future for the company.
Sri PC Mohapatra, Director (Projects), Dr GBS Prasad, Director (Personnel), Sri DN Rao, Director (Operations), Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial), Sri B Siddhartha Kumar, IFS, CVO, RINL graced the occasion.
RINL has recently expanded the capacity to 6.3 mtpa and is modernizing and revamping the old facilities like Blast Furnaces, Steel Melt Shop and Sinter Plant would enhance the production capacity by one million ton to 7.3 mtpa.
The Convertor-I is being revamped after 25 years of successful operation. The Convertor was revamped by introducing latest technologies without changing the original layout. The job was successfully carried out with strict adherence to the safety and environmental norms. The other two convertors in SMS-1 will be taken up for revamping subsequently at a total cost of Rs.380 crores.
Executive Directors, Senior officials, representatives of Steel Executive Association, Unions, SC&ST association, large number of employees were present on the occasion.