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Foundation stone laid for 4th Slab Caster and Ladle Furnace of RSP’s SMS-II



The foundation stone for the fourth Slab Caster and Ladle Furnace with associated facilities of Steel Melting Shop-II (SMS-II) at Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) was laid by RSP Director In-Charge Atanu Bhowmick on Tuesday.

A modern, technologically upgraded, energy efficient and environment friendly 4th Slab Caster and Ladle Furnace will be constructed near Slab Caster-1, with a project cost of about Rs 792 crore, RSP said in a statement today.

The major facilities of the new project will include a Single Strand Caster with 1 MTPA (million ton per annum) capacity, a Ladle Furnace of 150-Ton capacity and a new Mould and Segment Repair shop. The new Caster will be a vertical liquid bending type that will have heat size of 150 tons, and will make slabs with thickness of 210-250 mm, width of 1050-1850 mm and length of 6000-10500 mm.  The other ancillary facilities to come up include a Bulk Oil Storage Shed, Emergency overhead water tank, handling facilities (EOT Cranes, Repair trolley, and Electric hoist), elevator, Fire Fighting System, HT/LT substations, Process control & Automation system etc., it added.

A consortium comprising SMS India Private Limited, New Delhi and SMS Group GmbH, Germany will implement the project.

The new state-of-the-art Slab Caster-4 will improve the operational flexibility of SMS-II in terms of availability of casters and grades of steel to be cast, make up existing production shortfall and meet future requirements.  The Caster will be capable of producing commercial and value added steel grades like API (Oil & gas pipes), Boiler quality (Boiler plates), SAIL forming (Auto components), WTCR, HT (HSLA), SAILMC (chain, clutch plates), LPG (LPG Cylinders), Copper bearing steel, SAILCOR, CRNO (electrical steel) etc.

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