RINL CMD inaugurates seminar on Global Trends in NR-HR Coke Making Technologies    08-Feb-2019     View PDF हिंदी में पढ़े

Sri PK Rath, CMD,RINL-VSP inaugurated  a two day national seminar on “Global Trends in NR-HR Coke Making Technologies”  today in Ukkunagaram. The seminar is being jointly organized by RINL-VSP & IIM, Visakhapatnam Chapter.While delivering his inaugural address, Sri Rath observed that as per National Steel Policy 2017, India has a target to produce 300 mt of Crude Steel by 2030 and to achieve this target 30 mt of coke making facilities are required in addition to the existing , envisaged facilities and coke import. He highlighted the need to optimize the resources available and look for cost-effective technologies while setting up new  Coke Oven batteries. Sri Rath said that one of the current trends in the production of metallurgical coke is the Non-Recovery/Heat Recovery (NR—HR) ovens, presently located in China, India, USA, Brazil, Australia and Colombia.  He said the advantages of NR-HR ovens over by-products or conventional ovens look attractive like low cost capital, high energy –efficiently, better environmental performance, increased coking strength and less pollution  in the steel industry. He expressed the hope that the seminar would deliberate in detail and understand the technology and its advantages. Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial) & In-charge Director (Projects), observed that Non-Recovery/Heat Recovery coke making technology would be a promising technology for future particularly in developing countries like India which is facing coal shortage. He said that integrated steel plants like RINL play a vital role in bringing out new technologies to produce steel at a competitive price. Sri VV Venugopal Rao, Director (Finance) RINL  said that RINL is always in forefront  in adopting latest technologies in its operations right from the beginning and continuing to upgrade the technologies to become a cost –effective steel producer. Sri OR Ramani, ED(Works) I/c, Sri R Nagarajan, ED(Projects) stressed the importance of producing coke with high quality with less pollution. Earlier, Sri KK Ghosh, ED(Mills & Logistics) & President of IIM, Vizag Chapter welcomed the delegates. Sri AK Singh, GM (QA&TD) proposed vote of thanks.  Sri Utpal Parui, Secretary, IIM, Vizag Chapter co-ordinated the programme. Executive Directors, HODs and senior officials of RINL were present on the occasion. Large number of delegates from Coke manufacturing industries, various steel plants, MECON, MN Dastur& Co,, Coke Oven Consultants etc participated in the seminar.