This Article is From Oct 25, 2014

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam to Resume Cyclone-Affected Production in a Week

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam to Resume Cyclone-Affected Production in a Week

Visakhapatnam: Almost two weeks after its operations were badly hit by cyclone Hudhud, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) is all set to resume production in all its units and scale up volumes close to normal levels in about a week's time, a top company executive said here on Saturday.

"Critical units like Coke Ovens and Blast Furnaces have all been revived and production commenced from Sinter Plant and Steel Melt Shop (SMS) as well," a company release quoted RINL chairman and managing director P Madhusudan as saying.

"To scale up the production and to start the Rolling Mills, RINL is in the process of strengthening the power supply line from State Grid."

He also said the resumption of production at RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), is possible due to concerted efforts of employees.

"The VSP collective worked hard for the revival of production and greenery at Vizag Steel Plant which was badly hit by the cyclone on October 12," the release said.

The CMD also lauded Vizag Steel fraternity for celebrating Diwali modestly in view of the devastation caused by the cyclone.

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