Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Saturday said that capacity of five integrated steel plants have gone up after Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) undertook modernization and expansion.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha he said those plants are Rourkela (Odisha), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Durgapur (West Bengal), Burnpur (West Bengal) and Special Steel Plant at Salem (Tamil Nadu).
Modernization and Expansion was done to enhance its crude steel capacity from 12.8 million ton per annum (MTPA) to 21.4 MTPA, the Minister said.
The modernization and expansion of these steel plants has been completed and various facilities are under operation, stabilization and ramp up.
The Plant-wise details of Crude Steel production capacity (before and after modernization and expansion) for major Steel Plants of SAIL, officials said.
Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) before Modernization and Expansion it was 1.9 million ton per annum(MTPA). After modernization and expansion the capacity of RSP has gone up to 4.2 MTPA.
Bhilai Steel Plant was 3.93 MTPA, which has gone up 7.0 MTPA after modernization and expansion while the 1.8 MTPA capacity of Durgapur Steel Plant has been raised to 2.2 MTPA and that of Bokaro Steel Plant to 4.61 MTPA from 4.36 MTPA.
The IISCO steel plant having 0.5 MTPA before expansion, which has gone up to 2.5 MTPA capacity, Salem Steel Plant with expansion is now 0.18 MTPA with Expansion and Modernization.
The Alloy Steel Plant was having capacity 0.23 MTPA and after expansion it has become 0.50 MTPA and Visvevaraya Iron and Steel Plant was having 0.12 MTPA capacity after expansion it has gone up to 0.20 MTPA.