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Steel Plants Operating under SAIL 

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has five Integrated Steel Plants viz. Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) and IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) and three Special Steel Plants viz. Alloy Steels Plant (ASP), Salem Steel Plant (SSP) and Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant (VISP). The Saleable Steel production of these Plants for the last three years is given below:-

            Unit: Million tonnes

Saleable Steel production 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Bhilai Steel Plant 4.006 3.685 3.673
Durgapur Steel Plant 1.932 1.952 2.125
Rourkela Steel Plant 2.742 2.947 3.335
Bokaro Steel Plant 3.372 3.501 3.626
IISCO Steel Plant 1.338 1.687 1.907
Special Steel Plants 0.476 0.303 0.402
SAIL 13.867 14.074 15.069

Sales volume of Saleable Steel from these Plants for the last three years is given below:-

Unit: Million  tonnes

Sales volume: Saleable Steel 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Bhilai Steel Plant 3.597 3.639 3.487
Durgapur Steel Plant 1.870 1.882 1.993
Rourkela Steel Plant 2.661 3.022 3.014
Bokaro Steel Plant 3.310 3.546 3.496
IISCO Steel Plant 1.223 1.695 1.767
Special Steel Plants 0.450 0.297 0.358
SAIL 13.111 14.081 14.115

“In principle” approval for disinvestment of three units of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) viz. Visveswaraya Iron & Steel Plant (VISP), Bhadravati, Karnataka, Salem Steel Plant (SSP), Tamil Nadu and Alloy Steel Plant (ASP), Durgapur, West Bengal has been accorded. These three units have consistently made losses.

SAIL under took Modernization and Expansion of its five Integrated Steel Plants at Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Rourkela (Odisha), Durgapur (West Bengal) & Burnpur (West Bengal) and Special Steel Plant at Salem (Tamil Nadu) to enhance its Crude Steel capacity.

Besides other facilities, high capacity Blast Furnaces (>4000 m3 volume), modern Steel Melting Shops and new state-of-the-art Rolling Mills have been installed which have the capability to produce various value added products.

For improving market viability of products from the new mills, the initiatives taken by SAIL in the area of Marketing, inter-alia, include the following:-

  • Dedicated cross functional teams.
  • Parallel Flange Structural from Universal Structural Mill (USM) at ISP & Medium Structural Mill (MSM) at DSP branded as SAIL“NEX’.
  • A new brand of TMT bars named SAIL “SeQR” for safer construction launched.
  • Various Seminars on the theme “New Challenges in Steel Design & Construction” have been organized to showcase the wide ranging applicability of structural sections as well as advantages of Design and Construction using SAIL structurals and Parallel Flange Beams.

This information was given by the Union Minister for steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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