Visakhapatnam Steel Plant popularly known as Vizag steel plant is one of the best steel production company in India. No doubt that it is pride of Visakhapatnam and because of this steel plant vizag is also called as Steel City .
Here some interesting facts about our vizag steel plant,
1.Announcement for Visakhapatnam Steel Plant was made in the Parliament in the year 1970 and the foundation stone was laid in 1971, 20 January by the late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi.
2.Initally it was tied up with Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL). later in 1982 it was separated company called Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) was formed.
3.Russia helped for constructing Steel plant and signed for contract for the preparation of working drawings of coke ovens , blast furnace ,sinter plant etc .
4.Vizag Steel Plant is the only Indian shore-based integrated steel plant .
5.In the 1970s, Kurupam Zamindars donated 6,000 acres of land for Vizag Steel Plant,now it has an area about 33,000 acres. it has an Highway Corridor of nearly 10 km inside the plant.
6.The steel plant is also home to the first Coke Dry Cooling Plant (CDCP) Unit of the country. This was commissioned in the year 1989.
7.It has has been awarded the Navaratna status because of it’s strong financial profits with 2.59$ billion (US dollars) .
8.Total Employees are about 60,000 , in that only 14,000 are permanent employees .
9.Recently , The Vizag Steel Museum was inaugurated by Secretary to GOI, Ministry of Steel on 1st April 2016.This museum will gives view and idea about blocks and equipments in plants .