Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: RINL Director (projects) A.P. Choudhary on Thursday inaugurated the bloom continuous casting machine-2 in Steel Melt Shop- I of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

The machine is made with state-of-the-art technology to meet the customers’ quality requirements. The caster has been provided with electro-magnetic stirring system and auto-mould level control.

With this VSP will be able to produce more ‘value added steel’ including spring steel, corrosion resistant steel, tyre-cord steel and forging quality to serve automotive sector.

It will also enable VSP to produce larger quantities because of accelerating casting speed.

RINL Chairman and Managing Director P.K. Bishnoi complimented the project and works collective for completing the work in stipulated schedule of 45 days of capital repairs.

It was designed, supplied and executed by a consortium of Corus Processing engineering, UK and Tata Projects Ltd, Kolkata.

T.P. Rao, Executive Director (works), S.K. Paulose, ED (projects), Bob Freely of Corus and other senior officials of VSP and consortium were present.