Granulated Slag From SAIL’s IISCO Steel Plant In High Demand
Close on heels of despatching its first export consignment of steel to quake-hit Nepal on July 30, Steel Authority of India’s newly expanded and modernised IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) at Burnpur, has sent its first export consignment of Granulated Slag to Bhutan. The consignment which consists of 4000 tonnes of slag produced from the new blast furnace “Kalyani” will be utilised in cement plants in the mountain kingdom. There is a high demand for the Granulated Slag produced at Burnpur from domestic customers like ACC Ltd and Burnpur Cement as well as from neighboring countries. Incidentally, ISP’s earlier export order comprising 5,500 tonnes of steel blooms will be used to roll out quake-resistant TMT bars and be utilised in re-building and re-construction work in Nepal. Both these exports are in alignment with the Prime Minister’s pursuit to elevate bilateral relationship with neighboring countries by ushering in massive infrastructure development all around.