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Verma launches Durgapur Steel Plant’s rebuilt coke oven battery

After the completion of the ongoing modernisation and expansion programme, the capacity of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) would enhance to 2.12 million tonnes of saleable steel from the current level of 1.60 MT, SAIL sources said.

Post expansion, Durgapur Steel Plant is expected to improve the finished component in its products basket from the present level of 36 per cent to 64 per cent.

Rebuilt at a cost of Rs 213 crore, the battery No 2 has several advanced technological features leading to both qualitative and quantitative improvements in coke making from this battery.

The rebuilt Coke Ovens Battery No. 2 has 78 ovens with each oven of volume 23.8 cubic metre. As a special feature, double gas collecting mains has been introduced in the battery and it will ensure improved recovery of valuable coke oven gas from the battery.

Apart from this, several advanced pollution control measures, which include leak proof doors, stationary high pressure water jet cleaner among others have been incorporated in the battery, sources said.
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