Durgapur Steel Plant, an integrated steel plant under the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), successfully commissioned the new Gas Cleaning Plant (GCP) at their Blast Furnace No. 3. Commissioning of the GCP is a part of DSP’s ongoing modernisation and expansion plan.
One might recall that on 18 April this year, DSP commissioned a ladle furnace, having a cumulative capacity of 1 million tonnes per annum at a cost of Rs 53 crore.
In May 2012, the Paul Wurth Group had been awarded with the contract to modernise and modify, on a turnkey basis, the existing GCP within a challenging and very tight shutdown period of just 60 days.
Paul Wurth Umwelttechnik provided the basic engineering, the supply of key components and supervision support during the final commissioning of the plant. While the scope of work of Paul Wurth India included detail engineering, supply of equipment items, dismantling of old GCP, erection, testing and commissioning of the new GCP along with the replacement of the clean gas network between Blast Furnace 2 and Blast Furnace 4.
In order to match the challenging project deadlines the Paul Wurth Group during the pre-shutdown phase replaced the clean gas ducts with new ducts by taking coordinated shutdowns of the various blast furnaces. This in turn helped in avoiding any production losses. Engineering and civil works were also accomplished during pre-shutdown phase
After the shutdown took place on 13 February 2014 and clearance to start work was given on 15 February 2014, Paul Wurth Group workforce completed the dismantling of the existing GCP within 8 days and completed the erection of new GCP as well as the cold tests by 14 April 2014.
This timely completion of the project in record time has been highly appreciated and SAIL – DSP issued the Preliminary Acceptance Certificate to Paul Wurth, before blow-in.