Rs100 cr steel plant coming up in Valley


Srinagar, Jan 30: In a boost to the industrial sector in the Kashmir valley, a Rs 100 crore steel plant is coming up at Rangreth Industrial Estate here.
 Being constructed over spiraling 1 lakh square feet, the plant of the Himalayan Rolling Steel Industries Private Limited, constituent of JK Group of Industries, will be one of its first kind state-of-art unit in the north India, which will be fully automatically controlled by servers from molding to designing of the steel.
 The plant is designed to facilitate twin mills: One, producing structural steel; Two, producing TMT steel. Both the operations shall take place simultaneously.
 “It is my dream project that can help provide employment in the Kashmir Valley. We are currently running the production of the unit on a trial basis and by the end of February plant will be fully operational,” said Shahid Kamili, Director Himalayan Rolling Steel Industries Private Limited.
 Kamili said the unit will be fully automatic, controlled by computer-driven servers. “The plant will produce 18 MT steel per second, while capacity of TMT production will be 22-25 MT/hour,” he said, adding that the annual production of TMT and structural steel will be around 1.80 ton and 1.5 ton respectively.
 The plant will employ 600 persons besides engaging dealers and distributors.
 To mention, currently the steel products are being imported from Jammu and Punjab as there is no steel plant in the Kashmir Valley.
 Kamili added that the plant is on AC variables drivers imported from Italy and this is the only mill in north India working on AC motions/AC drivers and AC variables which makes it fully automatic.
 “The AC variables will stabilize the voltage and prevent any halt or discontinuation in the production,” he explained.
 “I am personally monitoring every aspect of the construction and designing of the plant.  We have imported pre-engineered sheets from outside for the construction of the workplace,” he said.
 The plant has its own power plant with the capacity of 6 MW and separate quarters for the employees.  Further the Gasifier has been installed in the plant which will convert coal into energy for running the operation of the plant.
  “Use of coal as a fuel will help in reducing the cost of production,” Kamili said, adding that that looping mills are arranged in pairs, the bar leaving the first stand passes through a twisting guide to turn the bar 90 degrees and then it travels in the form of an arch in a repeater towards the next stand.
 The plant has its own testing lab accredited by NABL. The plant has installed two weighing machines which will keep check on the raw material consumed and output products.
 The improved surface finish and closer dimensional tolerance is at par with similar products from primary sector producers like Sail, TISCO and RINL.
 The plant has its own tube well to meet the requirement of water needed for the production of steel and also in cooling the metal.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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