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SAIL Commissioned Ladle Furnace

The new ladle furnace will enhance the production capacity of SMS-II from the existing 1,68 Mt/a to 1,85 Mt/a of liquid steel, thereby increasing production of slabs by 0,17 Mt/a. Total investments envisaged for different facilities as a part of the plant’s modernization and expansion is INR 110,81 billion (USD 2,36 billion). The scheme was conceived under SAIL’s plan to increase its hot metal production capacity to a level of 23,5 Mt by 2012-2013. The oxygen plant-III is the unit to be commissioned next in the framework of the modernization and expansion plan. (08/2010)

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