Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam


Being the corporate body of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam is one of the most prominent steel producing units of India.

Located 26 kilometers south of Visakhapatnam, the foundation stone of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam was laid down by the then Indian Prime Minister in 1971.

The plant is known to have three different mines under its control, namely a dolomite mine and manganese mine at Cheepurupalli and a blast furnace grade limestone mine at Jaggayapeta.

Primary facilities of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

Among facilities obtained from the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), the plant has the capacity of producing 2.656 MT of salable steel, out of which 2.410 Mt is used in the form of finished steel. Moreover, it is equipped sufficiently to receive raw materials from different captive mine sources and make use of them in steel production here.

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited primary products



The products of this steel plant includes the following:
  • Reinforcement bars or rebars
  • Blooms
  • Channels
  • Billets
  • Squares
  • Wire rods
  • Beams
  • Rounds

Hi-tech features of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited



The technological features of this steel plant based at Visakhapatnam are updated and exclusive in nature, among all the steel plants present in India. In fact, it is known to have introduced a number of unique steel producing technologies in the country, like the production of TMT bars, by means of the tempcore process. These technological features offer immense support to the manufacturing units of this Vizag-based steel company, making it handle the diverse requirements of different customers.

Recent news about Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited



The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and the Ministry of Steel for the financial year 2006-07 is aimed at the overall development of the steel plant. It proposes to expand the capacity of the plant and that of the coke oven battery-4. The total project is likely to incur an approximate expenditure of Rs. 850 crores.

Last Updated on: 7/05/2013