First consignment of products of IISCO Steel Plant's state-of-the-art Universal Section Mill rolls out

1 September 2015

The first consignment of products of the state-of-the-art Universal Section Mill of Steel Authority of India's (SAIL) newly modernized IISCO Steel Plant was flagged off for dispatch on August 30, 2015.

It has ushered in a new era in structural rolling of long products in the country. The USM which is the first of its kind in SAIL and in the country is equipped to produce Parallel Flange Beam of 240mm to 750mm, Universal Beams of 200mm to 450mm, Channels of 200mm to 400mm, Equal Angles of 150mm and 200mm well as Z & U Special Sections as per the global requirements.

The first consignment, comprising Narrow Parallel Flange Beams, was sent to a project customer in Kolkata. These items are now preferred in construction of high span bridges and structural fabrication since they generates cost saving of up to 20% over and above improved metallurgical strength. The product also has a high net sales realization and has been generating high demand because of smaller size  and weight compared to the older, heavier sections.