Essar Steel today announced that it has bagged an order for the supply of pipes for one of the most prestigious projects of the Gujarat government, for water management of the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana. Under this programme, the water of Narmada river will be distributed to 115 reservoirs across seven districts of Saurashtra through four linked pipelines benefitting 10,22,589 acres. This project is estimated to cost Rs10,800 crore.
Of the 5.86 lakh tonnes of pipes required for the project, Essar Steel will supply 1.2 lakh tonnes of HSAW (Helical Submerged Arc Welding) pipes, which are 12 metres long and 120 inches in diameter. The order will be executed over a period of one year. Essar Steel has an annual production capacity of 2.75 lakh tonnes of HSAW pipes.
Commenting on the recent order, Mr Harjit S Bedi, CEO, Essar Pipe Mill said, “We are very happy to be associated with the SAUNI project of the Gujarat Government. It is clearly a reflection of Essar Steel’s integrated capability to produce world-class pipes in India. We have an excellent track record in supplying water pipes to many projects in India.”
Essar Steel’s pipe mill has an annual production capacity of 0.6 million tonnes of which 3.25 lakh tonnes is LSAW pipes and 2.75 lakh tonnes is HSAW pipes. The plant is backed by a steel plant ensuring quality steel for making pipes.
About Essar Steel
Essar Steel India is one of India’s leading integrated steel producers with an annual production capacity of 10 million tonnes. The state-of-the-art facilities comprise iron ore beneficiation, pellet making, iron making, steel making, and downstream facilities, including a cold rolling mill, a galvanising and pre-coated facility, a steel-processing facility, an extra-wide plate mill and a pipe mill.
Essar Steel uses information technology extensively for its operations to ensure consistent quality of its products. It produces over 300 grades of steel conforming to quality standards of international certification agencies like API, ABS, NACE, Lloyd’s Register to name a few. The products cater to the requirements of a wide cross section of industries, many of which are import substitute products.
Essar Hypermart, a pioneering initiative of Essar Steel, caters to the requirements of the SME segment, which normally does not have access to mill material directly.
Sustainability has been given due importance and the company is on course to becoming a zero-waste company.
Mr B Ganesh Pai, VP - Corporate Communications
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