Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) is likely to appoint a consultant to take up the construction of the coke oven battery (COB)-6.
This development, according to a report in The Hindu, has come amid speculation that the Build, Operate and Own (BOO) route is being reconsidered owing to the investment it requires.
Quoting informed sources, the report said that at the board meeting of the RINL, the corporate entity of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant recently.
COBs produce blast furnace grade coke, the major raw material for production of steel. At present, four COBs produce around 2.5 lakh million tonne of coke even as the COB-5 is under construction.
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