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Industrial Visit at CREST Steel and Power PVT. LTD. Durg

The students of 4th Semester E&I Dept. of SSTC visited Crest Steel and Power PVT. LTD. (A Unit of TOPWORTH Group) Durg on 17th March 2016. Crest steel and power heavy machinery division at Durg to all the requirements of equipment and spares of steel, power plants of the group and other similar industries.

Department of Visit: Instrumentation Department, Power Plant, Kill Mill, Boiler Section, PLC Control Room Etc.
Learning Experience: The students learned about the manufacturing process of Steel and the control system associated with it.
Total 33 students were benefited from this visit.

TOPWORTH Steels and Power Pvt. Ltd.

The Department of E&I, SSTC had arranged Industrial Visit TOPWORTH Steels and Power Pvt. Ltd. Borai Industrial Area, District Durg, , Chhattisgarh on 17th March 2016. The TOPWORTH Steels and Power Pvt. Ltd. was situated nearly 15 km from the SSTC, SSGI Bhilai Campus.

The Topworth Group, one of India's fastest growing conglomerates, with over 2,500 employees, revenues exceeding 1.0 Billion USD and a global footprint. Founded in 1999, they have grown fast and today encompass a number of core sectors with a thriving presence in each.

The Topworth Group has the following businesses:

  1. Steel
  2. energy
  3. PipesTubes
  4. Mining
  5. Infrastructure
  6. Alumining Sheets
  7. Agriculture
  8. STEEL


is their flagship businesses. With a combined capacity of 1,000,000 tons of iron and steel products and 4 plants spread across all the premier iron ore producing regions, they are rapidly growing player in this key sector.



Sponge Iron, Mild Steel Scrap and other alloying elements such as Carbon, Manganese and Silicon are melted in the Electric Furnaces to get the molten steel of the desired composition which is then cast into square cross-section semi-finished steel bars called as Billets in a Continuous Casting Machine (CCM). These Billets are then rolled in the Rolling Mills at a temperature above 1000 Deg C to make rolled products such as Beams and Channels, Angles, Rounds, Squares and TMT Bars. The Steel Melt Shop (Billet Plant) comprises of Induction Furnaces equipped with Continuous Casting Machine (CCM) for manufacture of Steel Billets/ Blloms ranging from 100 to 250 cross section. An expansion of the steel making capacity is on and the wok is under progress.

Sponge Iron

The metallic Iron obtained from Iron Ore or Iron Ore pellets by direct reduction in Coal based Rotary Kilns is called as Sponge Iron. The name sponge Iron comes due to the porous structure of the reduced Sponge Iron due to removal of oxygen from the Iron Ore (Hematite) structure, when observed through the microscope. The Sponge Iron along with MS Scrap is charged into the Melting Furnaces to get the Steel Billets.


LODHA THERMEX® TMT (Thermo Mechanically Treated) bar is rolled out in one of the most modern and fully automatic Rolling Mills and further processed in the world's proven "Thermex®" technology. The Thermex® TMT process involves 3 stages of treatment for imparting the superior strength and quality to the ribbed bars - Quenching, Self-tempering and Atmospheric Cooling. It is this process that gives LODHA THERMEX® TMT its unmatched qualities. We have been awarded the BIS License No CM/L – 2812453 for manufacture of High Strength Deformed Steel Bars and Wires for Concrete Reinforcement conforming to IS 1786: 2008.


Topworth Steel & Power Pvt. Limited is an integrated steel plant with a facility to produce Sponge Iron, Power, Billet / Bloom and Structural Steel. The plant conforms to various national and international quality norms and ensures a superior-quality product every time. Topworth Group has set up modern production facilities at Durg (Chhattisgarh) to meet the customer requirements for quality structural. This facility enhances the production quality and increases the quantity, giving our customers better outputs on an everyday basis.

Industrial Visit at CREST Steel and Power PVT LTD, Durg on 17/03/2016