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RINL CMD inaugurates series of commissioning activities    24-Jul-2019     View PDF


RINL CMD inaugurates Heating up of Coke Oven Battery-5,   inauguration of Pumping operations from KBR2, Opening of Retail Outlet at Peda Gantyada and commissioning of LPG 2 plant. Sri PK Rath, CMD, RINL-VSP  launched multi-project commissioning activities of new Coke Oven Battery--5 Project Complex i.e. heating up of Battery-5 today. He also  Inaugurated remotely the Pumping  Operations from KBR2, Retail Outlet at Peda Gantyada and  Commissioning of LPG 2 plant in the august presence of Directors and Senior Officials of the RINL-VSP today. While addressing the gathering, Sri Rath congratulated all the persons involved in the Battery Project and stressed the importance of the commissioning of the Battery as per schedule and exhorted them  to put all out efforts to achieve the same with strict adherence to safety standards.  He appealed to them to display team spirit and commitment to complete COB-5 as per schedule.He also congratulated all the persons involved for pumping operations from Kaniti Balancing Reservoir2 (KBR2), retail outlet at Gantyada and commissioning of LPG 2 Plant. Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial & (Projects I/C) Sri VV Venugopal Rao, Director (Finance), Sri OR Ramani, ED(Works) I/c, Sri R Nagarajan, ED (Projects) I/c and senior officials were present on the occasion. The Battery charging will be taken up after achieving required temperature in the Battery, which will take about 3 months. Large number  employees of VSP, MECON, Foreign experts from Giprokoks & CUI, BEC, Hutni, TPL, representatives of unions, Contract work force were present on the occasion. The COB-5 was constructed along with the existing batteries at an estimated cost of Rs.2,500 crores with a  production capacity of 8.40 lakh tons of Blast Furnace grade Coke per year, one of the key raw materials for Hot Metal production. Kaniti Balancing Reservoir-2 Kaniti Balancing Reservoir-2 has been built  to provide additional water storage facility, to cater to the enhanced levels of production. It is built by L&T under the consultancy of WAPCOS.  The capacity of the Reservoir is about 12.32 million cubic meters (0.5 TMC)  and built at the cost of 465.85 Crores. There are four pumps and Capacity of each pump is 4500 CuM per hour. With this, Reservoir water storage capacity has increased to 65 days at 7.3 Mtpa liquid steel production level. Commissioning of LPG 2 Plant RINL-VSP has augmented its LPG storage capacity by constructing a mounded facility(LPG storage plant-2) at a cost of Rs 15 crore to stock 225 metric tones (3X75MT bullets), in addition to the existing 115  metric tonnes capacity of LPG plant-1. The plant was built by M/s Optech, Mumbai, under the engineering and project management consultancy services of MECON Limited. RINL Retail Outlet inaugurated RINL Retail Outlet is situated near BC gate at Peda Gantyada. It was developed at the cost of  Rs 4.36 Cr in an area of 5 acres with a storage capacity of 16,000 metric tonnes of steel and having a 100 MT weigh bridge. Retail outlet facilitates delivery of materials to low volume buyers to order less & multiple products in one vehicle in customized length/ready to use at site, finished products like cuts, bends and stirrups etc. Retail outlet is an additional distribution channel to sustain sales in alternate market segments and facilitate delivery of material at customers doorsteps.