Durgapur Steel Plant

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Durgapur Steel Plant
Public Sector Undertaking
Industry Iron & Steel
Founded 1955
Headquarters Durgapur, West Bengal India
Key people
Arun Kumar Rath (CEO)
Products Merchant products, structural, skelp, wheels and axles, semis

Durgapur Steel Plant (Bengali: দুর্গাপুর ইস্পাত কারখানা) is one of the integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited, located in Durgapur, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. It was set up with the help of UK.

Product mix Tonnes/annum[edit]

Merchant Products 280,000
Structural 207,000
Skelp 180,000
Wheels & Axles 58,000
Semis 861,000
Total Salable steel 1,586,000

Forged wheels are especially made here; in October 2010, DSP licensed technology from the Ukrainian manufacturer Interpipe which would allow it to make 955mm monobloc wheels.[1]

Location[edit]

DSP is situated about 158 km from Kolkata, its geographical location is defined as 23° 27' North and 88° 29' East. It is situated on the banks of the Damodar River in the Bardhaman District in the growing industrial city of Durgapur. The Grand Trunk Road and the main Kolkata-Delhi railway line pass through Durgapur.

Environment control[edit]

Durgapur Steel Plant has made relentless efforts to maintaining a healthy and clean environment. The units in DSP have the necessary pollution control facilities.

DSP has undertaken massive afforestation to maintain clean environment. Some 1,266 acres of land have been covered with 14 lakh plantations. In order to develop healthy awareness about the environment amongst the younger generation, Eco-clubs have been formed in DSP schools.

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