Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has clocked its highest ever production of UTS 90 rail in FY 2019-20 by breaking the Million-Tonne (MT) barrier. According to Director (Projects) SAIL and CEO, BSP, Anirban Dasgupta said, BSP produced 10.46 lakh tonnes of UTS 90 rail till February in the ongoing year, as compared to 9.85 lakh tonnes production in 2018-19.
- However, the plant has set a target of 13.5 lakh tonnes production from the Universal Rail Mill (URM) by the end of this fiscal year, he added.
- The state of the art URM produces the world’s longest rail of 260 metres with a single weld as per the requirements of the Indian Railways and can also produce rails up to 520-metre length in future.
- Among the most notable products from the Bhilai plant, however, will be the rolled maraging steel ‘MDN 250’ which BSP provides exclusively to the Indian Space Research Association (ISRO).
About Bhilai Steel Plant
Eleven times winner of Prime Minister’s Trophy for Best Integrated Steel Plant in the country, Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) is India’s sole producer & supplier of world class rails for Indian Railways including 260 metre long rails, and a major producer of large variety of wide and heavy steel plates and structural steel. With an annual production capacity of 3.153 MT of saleable steel, the plant also specializes in other products such as wire rods and merchant products. The entire range of TMT products (Bars & Rods) produced by the Plant is of earthquake-resistant grade and superior quality. The plant also produces heavy structurals including channels and beams.