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India: Could 3rd BF at RINL be operational from Oct?

If market conditions improve further then Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) could be restarting its third blast furnace (BF) by next month, which could take the average liquid steel production at this PSU to around 20,000 tonnes per day (tpd), a source informed SteelMint. “If market conditions demand, the third furnace may be restarted in the coming months. Not sure but, may be, it could restart from next month,” the source said.
It may be recalled that RINL, the holding company of the Vizag Steel Plant (VSP), had to shut down two of its three furnaces during the throes of the lockdown in April. It resumed the first of its two close BFs in mid-July. And, at present, liquid steel production is


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