Goyal MG Gases Pvt. Ltd (GMGL), one of the leading industrial gas companies of Indian origin, has announced the signing of a contract with the largest steel maker in India, Steel Authority Of India Limited (SAIL).

GMGL will provide an ASU for SAIL, a Government of India undertaking, at it’s largest steel production facility in Bhillai, Chattisgarh.

The Bhillai steel plant is the nine-times winner of the Prime Minister's Trophy for Best Integrated Steel Plant in the country, and is India's sole producer of rails and heavy steel plates and a major producer of structural products.

The plant is the sole supplier of the country's longest rail tracks, at 260m each, with an annual production capacity of 3.153 metric tonnes of saleable steel.

The capacity of the plant to be provided will be around 350 tonnes per day (TPD) and will supply oxygen (10,450 Nm3/Hour) at a medium pressure to the Bhillai plant, according to GMGL source, S.K.PADHI.

GMGL told gasworld it is ‘really proud of this achievement’ since it’s relationship with SAIL dates back more than a decade, when GMGL installed the first ASU on a Build, Own, Operate (BOO) basis for SAIL in 1999. Incidentally, this also proved to be a pioneering effort as it happened to be the first ASU on a BOO basis for a public sector enterprise in India.

The newly revealed ASU contract with Bhillai steel plant is the fourth such contract for GMGL and demonstrates the ‘reliability of large steel producers in India in the capabilities of GMGL’.

Surge ahead
Dr. Suresh Goyal, Chairman of the Goyal Group, explained to gasworld, “Being a regional company with strong roots has enabled us to surge ahead and achieve our current status. A strong reputation, dedicated customer service, and a highly valued personal touch and easy approachability are the crucial impetus for our success.”

“We will try to develop new applications, we will look into alternative energy and we will continue to look for investment opportunities in the Middle East, Africa & Asia. We will try to achieve a healthy balance between emerging and established sectors. We are already involved in the renewable energy sector and intend to start our foray into the LNG business as well.”

He continued, “2009 has been good year for GMGL and it expects strong all-round growth in the current year too.”

GMGL has a strong development history in the building of cryogenic air separation plants on a BOO basis in India in the small and medium capacity range. As a result of the company’s tie-ups with larger manufacturers, GMGL now also has capabilities to set-up plants of up to 2000 TPD or more.

Part of a diversified Goyal Group, GMGL has been in existence for more than 36 years in the field of industrial gases and has a fantastic growth record. It offers on-site plants & supplies the full range of industrial & specialty gases to a diversified industrial segment in India through it’s large fleet of cryogenic tankers, merchant plant and onsite storage facilities.