Steel customers visit IISCO Steel Plant
SAIL organised a visit of a group of customers to its IISCO Steel Plant at Burnpur on Wednesday to have a first-hand look at the production facility of state-of-the-art Universal Section Mill (USM). Chief Executive Officer Rajesh K Rathi complemented this joint effort with Central Marketing Organisation and called it vital to promote steel intensive designs for usage in various projects, buildings and structures.
A team of twenty eight representatives from Engineers India Limited, L&T, M N Dastur, Simplex Infrastructure Ltd, Mecon, Tata Steel, RITES, McNally Bharat, BHEL, GRSE, INSDAG, BBJ, ITD Cementation, STUP Consultants, EIS Planners & Engineers and others were part of this initiative to popularise sections produced from USM.
The state-of-the-art Universal Section Mill backed by cutting edge technology from SMS Meer, Germany has an annual production capacity of 0.85 MTPA. Structural sections in various grades of Carbon Structural Steel, Low Alloy Structural Steel, Structural Steel - IS-2062, IS-8500, SAILMA, High Tensile Steel, Corrosion Resistance Steel and DMR Steel produced by the Mill has already caught the fancy of structural engineers and architects due to their unique chemical and mechanical properties.
The distinguished team of major consultants, designers and customers from various parts of the country were initially briefed on the major production facilities at Burnpur with special emphasis on the Universal Section Mill. A detailed interactive session on the various grades and types of products being offered by the Mill followed this.
The delegates were explained about the benefits of Universal Sections over conventional sections. Their queries on technical parameters of the sections and their adaptability to the modern architecture were answered by a team headed by GM (Mills) Ajit Saxena and GM (PPC) Sanjeev Taneja along with DGM (USM) Tapas Chattopadhyay, GM (Long Products-CMO) Arvind Mishra, DGM (CMO) Anil Arora and other team members from the Central Marketing Organisation of SAIL.
The delegates were particularly impressed with the versatility of the product to replace most conventional sections at optimum cost. Later they visited the Universal Section Mill where they witnessed the process; starting from rolling to the finished product, and greatly appreciated the high level of precision and stringent quality parameter followed during the entire process. The visit is expected to give a fillip to ISP’s contribution to SAIL’s top line; both in B2B sales and retail segment. (EOIC)