Built at a cost of Rs 109 crores
PK Rath, CMD, RINL-VSP inaugurated the Project ‘Twin Ladle Heating Furnace’ (TLHF) in Steel Melt Shop-2 today. It was built at a cost of INR109 Crores in the existing Steel Melt Shop-2 area of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
While congratulating the Projects Wing, SMS-2 collective and agencies involved in the achievement, P.K. Rath said the commissioning of Twin LHF would enhance the production capabilities of RINL.
K C Das, Director (Personnel), DK Mohanty, Director (Commercial),K K Ghosh, Director (Projects), A K Saxena, Director (Operations), R Nagarajan, ED(Projects) I/C, KV Vidyasagar, ED(Works) I/c, senior officials and representatives of unions, SEA, SC&ST, OBC Association present on the occasion.
The new facility is installed to cater to the enhanced liquid steel production after expansion to 7.3 MnT p.a. from 6.3 MnT p.a. phase. TLHF is envisaged to strengthen the secondary metallurgy section of Steel Melt Shop-2, i.e., to increase the temperature of the molten steel and adjustment of the chemical composition to optimize the process route. Commissioning of TLHF will benefit in production of high Value Added Steel(VAS) products. The Twin LHF has the capacity to process 40 heats per day from both the Heating Furnaces.