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Massive fire broke out in Vedanta Electro Steel plant in India's Siyaljori

Christian Fernsby |
Daily Pioneer reported that a massive fire broke out at Vedanta Electro Steel Plant at Siyaljori in Bokaro, early morning on Sunday.

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Following the incident, power generation from the unit has been stopped.

No injuries or loss of life was reported in the incident.

The fire was controlled after several hours of efforts of the fire brigade, which led to huge losses.

Vedanta-Electrosteel official said that there was a minor fire incident in one of the generators of the Power Plant, which is situated inside the integrated steel plant.

An official said “There have been no injuries or loss of human life.

Prompt actions were taken by our fire safety team which helped control the fire quickly, causing the least effect to plant as well as machinery.

All the other units are operational and the power plant has been normalized.”

The Vedanta-Electrosteel unit in Siyaljori in Bokaro is 1.5 million tonne steel plant, designed and built by the Chinese steel major Laiwu Steel Group and will produce 1.2 million tonne of long steel products.

Vedanta took complete control of debt-ridden Electro Steel Plant in June last year.

Now, Vedanta is on move to increase the production capacity of the present ESL unit from 1.5 million tonne to 2.5 million tonne for which company will invest 300 million US dollars, an official source said.


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