SAIL’s Bhilai plant expansion to be completed by December 2016 


The expansion of the Bhilai Steel Plant owned by SAIL to raise its capacity to 7 million tonnes is expected to be completed by December 2016 at a cost of Rs 17,266 crore, India’s steel and mines minister said.

Narendra Singh Tomar told parliament in a written reply that six other steel plants owned by state-run companies had undertaken moderanization and expansion. He tabled the following details.

S. N. Name of the Project Name of PSU Capacity after Expansion (in Mtpa) Cost (in Rs crore)  

Present Status

1. Expansion of Bhilai Steel Plant SAIL 7.0 17,266 Scheduled for completion by December, 2016


2. Expansion of Bokaro Steel Plant SAIL 4.61 6,325 Completed in September, 2015


3. Expansion of Durgapur Steel Plant SAIL 2.2 2,875 Completed in June, 2015


4. Expansion of IISCO Steel Plant SAIL 2.5 16,408 Completed in December, 2014


5. Expansion of Rourkela Steel Plant SAIL 4.2 11,812 Completed in December, 2014
6. Expansion of Salem Steel Plant SAIL 0.18 1,902 Completed in September, 2010


7. Expansion of Liquid Steel capacity from 3 to 6.3 Mtpa of Vizag Steel Plant RINL 6.3 12,291 Completed in April, 2015




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