NMDC has moved a step closer to commissioning the Coke Oven Battery at its upcoming three million tonne greenfield steel plant at Nagarnar by charging the Coal Handling System to initiate the commissioning of the coalroute of the plant’s raw material handling system. NMDC’s Rs15,525 crore steel plant project in Bastar is slated to be commissioned in September 2018.
The charging of the Coal Handling System gains significance because the three million tonne per annum (mtpa) capacity Nagarnar Steel Plant is expected to handle close to 2.5 million tonne of coking coal annually to feed its two Coke Ovens. Coking coal is converted to coke for charging into blast furnace to reduce iron ore to molten steel. NMDC has already placed order for procurement of the first consignment of coking coal, an official statement said on Monday.
The CHS was charged in the presence of Prasant Dash, Executive Director and Project In-charge of Nagarnar Iron & Steel Plant (NISP), senior officials of NISP and MECON, the consultancy partner, workers’ representatives and officials from BHEL’s Industrial Systems Group, Bangalore, the project commissioning partner.
“Bringing power into the plant and making it ready for distribution to the different units of the steel plant as per need is a big step towards commissioning of the steel plant later this year,” N K Nanda, Technical Director, NMDC said. Read More…
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