Alloy Steels Plant

Alloy Steels PlantIn order to make India self-reliant in alloy & special steels production, ASP was set up in January 1965 under Hindustan Steel Limited, now SAIL. Consultant for ASP was M/s MN Dastur & Co. Technology knowhow was from M/s Atlas Steels, Canada. Major equipment supplier was JASCON - a Japanese Consortium, while the Reheating Furnaces were supplied by Amco, Canada and Heat Treatment Furnaces supplied by Wellman Incandescent.

ASP is located at Durgapur in Burdwan district of West Bengal around 175 KM from Kolkata, along the Howrah-Delhi Main Railway line & Grand Trunk Road (National Highway-2). It is spread over an area of around 4.67 Sq. KM (467.22 Hectare).

ASP has been selected as the site where the world's 2nd largest commercial iron nugget making plant of 0.5 MT capacity based on ITmk3 technology will be set up by SAIL-Kobe Iron India Pvt. Ltd. (SKIIPL), a 50:50 Joint Venture Company formed by SAIL with M/s Kobe Steel, Japan.

Stages of Expansion / Facilities Added

1965: Plant Commissioned

  • 50T Electric Arc Furnace (EAF): 2 x 18.75 MVA (Make: Daido Electrosmelt, Japan)
  • Blooming & Billet Mill (900mm Blooming Mill, 700mm Billet Mill, 650mm Finishing stands)
  • Forge Shop (1 x 2000 T Press; 1 x 5T & 1 x 2T Hammers)
  • Conditioning Shop
  • Bar Mill (operation suspended)
  • Plate & Sheet Mill (3 Hi Plate Mill exists at present, Sheet Mill disposed off)
  • Heat Treatment & Finishing Shop

1985: 1 st Stage Expansion

  • 50T EAF: 1 x 25 MVA (Make: Technomashio Italiano Brown Boveri)

1988-1989: 2 nd Stage Expansion

  • 60T Vacuum Arc Degassing Unit (VAD)
  • 60T Vacuum Oxygen Decarburising Unit (VOD)
  • Continuous Casting Machine (Slab-cum-Twin Bloom Caster, Make: Mannesman Demag)

1998: Installation of 1 x 60 T Capacity Ladle Furnace

2007: New Facilities for Stainless Steel Making

  • Replacement of the 25 MVA EAF#4 (Make: Danieli)
  • Installation of 60 T capacity AOD Converter (Make: SMS Siemag)

2012: Augmentation of Stainless Steel Making Facilities

  • Installation of 60 T capacity Ladle Furnace (Make: SMS Siemag)

Quality Systems at ASP

  • ISO-9001:2008 for entire plant
  • ISO/TS-16949:2009 for auto grade products

Product Mix

ASP has a diverse product portfolio of over 400 grades catering to critical end-use by strategic sectors like, Defence, Railways, Automobiles, Power Plants, Heavy Engineering & Manufacturing Indutries, including Steel Plants.

ASP's product basket includes Carbon Constructional Steels, Alloy Constructional Steels (Ni bearing, Cr-Mo bearing & Cr-Ni-Mo bearing), Case Hardening Steels, Die Blocks, Creep Resistant Steels, Spring Steels & High Mn Steels (Hadfield). ASP manufactures high impact resistant steels (armour grade steels) for Defence application and special steels for Naval application. ASP also manufactures Stainless Steels (Austenitic, Ferritic & Martensitic), including colouring of stainless steel plates for decorative applications.


Size (mm)

Rolled Round Cornered Square (RCS) Billets

75 - 152

Rolled Round Cornered Square (RCS) Blooms

160 - 340

Rolled Rounds

75 - 205

Forged Squares

100 - 550

Forged Rounds

100 - 625

Plates (Non-Stainless Steel)

5 - 40 thick

Concast (CC) Slabs (Stainless / Non-Stn Steel)

170 x 900-1300



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