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Fire incident at Vedanta Electro Steel

Steel News - Published on Mon, 25 Mar 2019

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Daily Pioneer reported that a massive fire broke out at Vedanta Electro Steel Plant at Siyaljori in Bokaro, early morning on Sunday. Following the incident, power generation from the unit has been stopped. No injuries or loss of life was reported in the incident. The fire was controlled after several hours of efforts of the fire brigade, which led to huge losses. Vedanta-Electrosteel official said that there was a minor fire incident in one of the generators of the Power Plant, which is situated inside the integrated steel plant. An official said “There have been no injuries or loss of human life. Prompt actions were taken by our fire safety team which helped control the fire quickly, causing the least effect to plant as well as machinery. All the other units are operational and the power plant has been normalized.”

The Vedanta-Electrosteel unit at Siyaljori in Bokaro is 1.5 million tonne steel plant, designed and built by the Chinese steel major Laiwu Steel Group Limited based on Blast Furnace - Basic Oxygen Furnace - Billet Caster and Hot Rolling Route and will produce 1.2 million tonne of long steel products, comprising 0.5 million tonne of 5.5-12.0 mm diameter wire rods in coil form and 0.7 million tonne of reinforcement bars in straight lengths and bundled in the range of 8-32 mm and plain rounds up to 60 mm diameter.

Vedanta took complete control of debt-ridden Electro Steel Plant in June last year. Now, Vedanta is on move to increase the production capacity of the present ESL unit from 1.5 million tonne to 2.5 million tonne for which company will invest 300 million US dollars, an official source said.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 25 Mar 2019
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