NPCIL and L&T Flag off forging joint venture
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have laid the foundation stone for their world class steel manufacturing & heavy forging plant. n 30th November 2009, L&T and NPCIL had announced the formation of a joint venture company to produce special steels and ultra heavy forgings. At a ceremony in Surat, NPCIL and L&T said that the new, fully integrated facility will help develop India’s capabilities in manufacturing critical components for the nuclear power & other core sector industries.
The foundation stone was laid jointly by Dr. S K Jain Chairman & Managing Director NPCIL & BHAVINI and Mr. M V Kotwal Member of the Board of L&T in presence of Dr. S. Banerjee, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman Atomic Energy Commission, and Mr. A. M. Naik, Chairman & Managing Director of L&T.
The state-of-the-art facility will be one of the best of its kind in the world. It will have the capability to produce ingots weighing up to 600 MT each, and a heavy forge shop equipped with a forging press which will be amongst the largest in the world. The facility will supply finished forgings for nuclear reactors, pressurizers & steam generators, in addition to heavy forgings for critical equipment in the hydrocarbon sector, as well as for thermal power plants and steel plants. Direct access to a water front at Hazira will facilitate multi-modal transportation and exports.
With the addition of this forge facility, L&T’s Hazira Manufacturing Complex will enter an exclusive club of manufacturers with an integrated capability covering the entire range – from melting of steel to finished equipment.