Bhilai Steel Plant´s modernisation and expansion plan, which entails an investment of Rs 17,266 crore, raising steel capacity from 3.93 mtpa to 7 mtpa, has been delayed as SAIL had to terminate contracts twice due to unsatisfactory performance. The flagship plant of the Maharatna firm is installing two rolling mills for production of high quality long rails (260-m-length) and bars as well as is phasing-out old and energy-inefficient process routes for reducing carbon footprint and cost of production. Initially, the programme was expected to be completed by September 2015, which was later revised to October 2016. It has now again been revised to December 2016.
Contact: Bhilai Steel Plant.