Modernisation of Bhilai Steel Plant

for Ministry of Steel | Date - 14-03-2013

The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that Modernization and expansion of Bhilai Steel plant (BSP) is under progress, once completed the installed crude steel capacity will increase from 3.93 mtpa to 7.00 mtpa. Steel Melting Shop – I (SMS-I) is planned to be phased out after completion and stabilization of New Steel Melting Shop being installed under modernization and expansion plan.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Verma said, the total quantity of magnesite likely to be used by the Bhilai Steel Plant in 2013-14 would be around 10,000 tonne. There is only one grade of magnesite i.e. Dead Burnt Magnesite (DBM) and the sizes of DBM in the same grade are different. Bhilai Steel Plant procure magnesite in the form of DBM only. Supplies of DBM are being arranged from M/s. Almora Magnesite Ltd. (Joint Venture of UPSIDC, Tata Steel and SAIL).



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