Jindal Stainless and Braithwaite & Co. join hands to revamp structural infrastructure
Company targets supply of nearly 2 lakh MT Stainless Steel in the next 2 years on pan-India basis
Jindal Stainless signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Braithwaite & Co (BCL), a Government of India undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, to develop stainless steel foot-over-bridges (FOBs), road-over-bridges (ROBs) etc.. This MoU intends to fulfill Railways’ vision of world-class railway infrastructure in the country by synergizing the expertise of India’s largest stainless steel producer, Jindal Stainless and Indian Railways’ trusted fabrication expert, BCL. The collaboration comes at the right time as Railways is currently in the process of modernization on a massive scale. Jindal Stainless will be supplying stainless steel to BCL for developing FOBs on railway platforms, ROBs on municipal roads, smart city skywalks, road bridges, and rail bridges. Indian Railways continues to be a prominent customer for Jindal Stainless with the company holding a share of ~70% in the railway wagon segment and 60% in the coach segment.
Commenting on this collaboration, Director, Jindal Stainless, Vijay Sharma said, “We are delighted to be a part of this association with BCL, which marks Jindal Stainless’ contribution in the structural infrastructure segment. It is motivating to see initiation of multiple FOB projects by the government, with many more in the pipeline. We are already working with BCL for developing railway wagons with stainless steel under-frames. I am certain that with our quality stainless steel grades and BCL’s expertise in fabrication, we will be able to develop a sustainable railway infrastructure together.”
BCL is a seasoned fabricator for the Indian Railways and has led several successful projects like the Howrah Bridge and Vidyasagar Setu projects in Kolkata, Ganga Bridge in Patna, and Jubilee Bridge in West Bengal. Commenting on the development, Chairman and Managing Director, BCL, Yatish Kumar said, “It is a thrilling opportunity to collaborate with Jindal Stainless towards establishing a dynamic structural infrastructure. BCL is dedicated to improving the life cycle of bridges and related infrastructure by means of sustainable and reliable raw materials, thereby reducing any untoward incidents. Stainless steel emerges as an undisputed choice. BCL has an expertise in structural fabrication and manufacturing various models of wagons involving stainless steel fabrication. We look forward to a long-term association backed by specialized quality products and technical support from Jindal Stainless.”