Chaudhary Birender Singh encourages MECON to take up new R&D Projects

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Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, the new Union Minister for Steel, chaired a review meeting of the Steel Ministry’s PSU MECON Limited in New Delhi.  Presenting a brief overview of the company its CMD Shri A. K. Tyagi said that MECON has played a significant role in the development and expansion of Indian industries. MECON is an ISO 9001 company and has technological tie‐ups with World Leaders. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh said the company must increase its role in Research and Development in the areas where it can directly benefit the citizens with newer technology and better products so that PM’s “Make in India” initiative can be achieved in a big way. Secretary Steel Ms. Aruna Sundararajan also complemented MECON for its contribution towards India’s Progress in various fields in execution of projects with latest technology.

The Minister of Steel congratulated CMD A. K. Tyagi and his team members for the growth and achievements of MECON and its future potential. Chaudhary Birender Singh appreciated MECON’s pioneering contributions to the steel industry in India and abroad. MECON’s growth and diversification into energy, oil & gas and infrastructure, its contribution to the second launch pad of ISRO commissioned on turnkey basis was acknowledged for their contribution. The minister also mentioned that innovation and research should be an inherent part of a consultant like MECON and Research and development need to be the next and the fourth pillar of MECON. R & D is essential for reduction of imports and increase of import substitution and should be seriously looked into by MECON. The minster expressed that MECON was well placed to look into means of replacement of imported raw materials and provide import substitution for plant and equipment. The possibility of involvement with IITs and other such institutions can be looked into by MECON.

The CMD, MECON pointed out that there was a large untouched reserve of precious coking coal in Jharia Coal fields which needs to be extracted by dousing of the prevailing fire. MECON can provide solutions for extraction of cocking coal from Jharia field with their Polish collaborator the Central Mining Institute of Poland for which ministry of steel in collaboration with the coal ministry need to take initiative. The minister also advised MECON to put focus on wider consumption of steel particularly in bridges which have had long lives and promote extensive use of steel in infrastructure projects.

While reviewing MECON’s international contribution, the minister advised MECON to explore the possibility of utilisation of Chabahar port of Iran for the steel industry.

Hon’ble minister advised MECON to be active on social media and to exhibit higher level of visibility in planning and development of various domains of MECON’s operations.

MECON is India’s frontline engineering, consultancy and contracting organization, offering full range of services required for setting up of Project from concept to commissioning including turnkey execution. MECON is a multi- disciplinary firm with experienced & dedicated engineers, scientists and technologists, having a network all over the country, experienced in handling consultancy assignments and EPC.

Its key areas of activities include:

METALS ‐ Mining, Beneficiation & Pelletisation, Coke Oven and By-product Plants, Iron Making, Steel Making, Rolling Mills, Non‐Ferrous Metals, Beach Sand Mining, Refractories and Research & Development.

Power ‐ Thermal & Hydel Power Plants, Transmission & Distribution, Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Management & Audit, Residual Life Assessment and Renovation Modernisation Upgrading (RMU) Studies.

Oil & Gas – Oil & Gas Pipelines, Petro ‐chemical & Refineries, CNG Stations & City Gas Distribution, POL Depots, LPG Bulk Storage, Handling, Bottling & Transportation, Group Gathering Station, Off‐shore Platforms & Marine Pipelines and Retail Outlets.

Infrastructure – Architecture and Town Planning, Urban Infrastructure and Smart Cities, Water Management, Desalination of sea water, Bulk Transportation through Slurry Pipelines, Defence Production, Civil & Structural Engineering, Port & Material Handling, Environmental Engineering, Hydro Engineering, Management Advisory Services and Information Technology. wishes Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh the very best.

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