Bhilai Steel Plant registers record Rail loading in the first half of FY 2014-15

भिलाई Bhilai (BIA): Bhilai Steel Plant’s has recorded some best-ever performances in the first half (H1) period of fiscal year, during April to September 2014 period.

A statement issued by the company said that among the record-breaking performances for the H1 period were the best ever loading of 75,400 T long rails, surpassing previous best of 70,600 T achieved in H1 of 2012. The total production of high tensile (HT) plates stood at 127,400 T, surpassing previous best of 112,400 T in H1 of 2013.

The latter includes best ever production of 85,900 T of HT plates for home sales, and best ever production of 41,500 T of HT plates for export, the statement said.

Among the other best ever performances for the H1 period of fiscal year 2014-15 were loading of 892,000 T steel for direct dispatches, surpassing previous best of 860,400 T in H 1 of 2003, and processing of 7,995 heats through ladle furnace, as against previous best of 7,564 heats in H1 period of 2013.

Among the new grades, the sixth grade rolled out in plate mill during September 2014, the JIS G 3136 SN 490BN, was developed against an export order from M/S THYSSENKRUPP MANNEX, GMBH, Germany for use in building structures. The mechanical property of this grade is typical. The product have improved seismic resistance and hence suitable for use in buildings and structures to have resistance from the effect of natural hazards like earthquake (cyclone and Tsunami). The plant has loaded a total of 106,562 tonnes of steel for export in H1 (April to Sept) period of 2014-15 including 87,864 T of plates.