LT Special Steels and Special Forgings (LTSSHF), a joint venture of LT and NPCIL, crossed an important milestone with the manufacture of heavy and complex forgings for the Steam Generator (SG) of the 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR).This landmark achievement affirms, for the first time, India indigenous capability to make all types of forgings for the PHWR nuclear program of the Indian government. It assumes special significance in the light of the Make in India; drive by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.
A flag-off ceremony was held for the despatch of the complex primary head and cone shell, on September 23, 2015 at the state-of-art Steel making Forging Facility of LTSSHF at Hazira, near Surat. It was attended by top management personnel from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and LT.
This achievement has been a culmination of a joint collaborative and persistent technology development effort with extensive trials and learning to achieve nuclear grade quality. Through this indigenous capability build-up, LTSSHF has geared itself for the execution of the future bulk orders in significantly reduced time schedule thus vindicating the vision of founders of this facility towards ensuring nation self-reliance in critical technologies.
LTSSHF is a joint venture of LT and NPCIL. It has a 65000 sq. metre integrated facility to meet the heavy forging requirements of the critical sectors. The facility has already produced many firsts; in India by substituting the imports of such heavy and complex forgings. It is now geared up to take up similar complex and heavy forgings for the nuclear industry.
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