New Delhi, May 5: The Bokaro Steel Plant, the country's first indigenous steel plant, is on a fast track of modernisation.
In keeping with the latest trends in steel making, several wings of the plant have been upgraded and new features introduced to improve the plant's output.
The Continuous Casting Machines and Steel Refining Unit have been upgraded and the latest reheating technology has replaced the less efficient pusher type furnaces. A new hydraulic coiler has been added and two of the existing ones revamped. The Hot Strip Mill has been fully modernised.
As a result, the Bokaro Steel Plant is producing the best quality hot rolled products which have been well accepted in the global market.
Hailed as the country's first indigenous steel plant in terms of equipment, material and know-how, the plant is producing 4.36 million tonnes of liquid steel at present.
The first phase of its production began with ingot steel on October 2, 1972. Since then all its units have been commissioned for optimum output in every sphere of its activity.
As an integral part of SAIL, the plant is producing hot rolled coils, hot rolled plates, hot rolled sheets, cold rolled coils, cold rolled sheets, tin mill black plates and galvanised plain and corrugated sheets, an official release here said.
The Bokaro Steel Plant provides a strong raw material base for a variety of modern engineering industries including automobile, pipe and tube, LPG cylinder and barrel.