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  • Writer's pictureKRISHNENDU KUNDU

Rail Infrastructure at Integrated Steel Plant Expanded by Shyam Metalics and Energy Limited

News Desk, News Nation 360 : The integrated steel plant of Shyam Metalics and Energy Limited (SMEL), situated in the Sambalpur district of Odisha's village Pandloi, close to Rengali, is pleased to announce the expansion of its rail infrastructure. The company's long-term objectives of attaining sustainable growth and constant expansion are supported by this initiative. Even though adding four lines will increase operational efficiency even more, the current infrastructure is only able to handle about 60% of the increased volume of finished goods and raw materials. To close this gap and realise the full potential of the plant, SMEL intends to implement a waggon tippler by 2028. The plant's rail operations will run much faster and more efficiently with the addition of a waggon tippler. With the help of this essential equipment, waggon turnaround times will be accelerated, allowing SMEL to increase rail operations by 100%. By doing this, the company's growth trajectory will be further supported and the flow of raw materials and finished goods will be guaranteed. Two separate railway lines were previously used by the plant to control the intake of raw materials and the dispatch of finished goods. SMEL has expanded to four lines as part of the expansion plan, which is expected to be finished in 2023. This consists of an engine escape line, three branch lines and a lead line that branches off of Rengali station. After being authorised by the Indian Railway in a 2015 DPR (Detailed Project Report), the upgraded infrastructure is now completely functional, with overhead electrification having been finished and put into service. Commenting on the development, Brij Bhushan Agarwal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Shyam Metalics and Energy Limited stated that Shyam Metalics and Energy Limited is still dedicated to achieving operational excellence and constant improvement. This dedication is demonstrated by the development of the rail infrastructure, and the anticipated installation of a waggon tippler by 2028 will further bolster SMEL's standing as a major force in the steel sector. Because of the plant's expansion, which greatly increased its capacity, more effective rail operations are now required. But thanks to the plant's increased capacity, the existing rail system can manage about 60% of the higher volume of rakes that are sent out for finished goods and in for raw materials. By 2028, SMEL intends to install a waggon tippler to increase operational effectiveness and fully utilise the potential of the plant. By streamlining rail operations, this crucial addition will enable quicker turnaround times and 100% more rail handling capacity.

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