New Riveting reported that Steel Authority of India Limited’s Bhilai Steel Plant’s Director in Charge Mr Anirban Dasgupta inaugurated extended charging side roll tables of Cooling Bed- 5 by 15 meters to handle heavy plates in Plate Mill for enhancing production volumes of thicker plates from existing volume of about 10,000 tonnes of thick plates per month. The fabrication of new boom was done for lifting of plates with magnet from extended roll table and transporting to trailers for further finishing at Shipping Bay. In the shipping bay, a bed for gas cutting of plates, inspection bed with full UT facilities has been added for finishing of enhanced production volumes and dispatch of heavy plates. BSP Plate Mill currently produces plates in thickness sizes from 10 mm to 120 mm. Plate Mill that produces a wide range of both garden variety and special steel plates has supplied special naval grade plates for aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and other warships of Indian Navy. Plate Mill has also rolled out plates in desired thickness for use in satellite launch vehicles of India’s Space Mission.