IISCO Steel Plant
IISCO Steel Plant is adding new crude steel capacity of 2.5
million tpa that is targeted to commission by 2010-11.
The current capacity of around 0.55 million tpa, coming through existing
machinery, will be gradually phased out.
The IISCO plant, located at Burnpur in Burdwan district of West Bengal, was
amalgamated with Steel Authority of India Ltd in February 2006 to become its
fifth integrated plant—the others being Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Rourkela (Orissa),
Bokaro (Jharkhand) and Duragpur (West Bengal).
The over-130-year old Indian Iron & Steel Company Ltd was nationalised in 1972
and became Sail's subsidiary in March 1979.
[August 25-31, 2008]