PSM oxygen plant: Experts committee to present report tomorrow


Islamabad – Staff Reporter:

A technical committee mandated by the Federal Government to assess the oxygen plant at the Pakistan Steel Mills will finalise its report and present it to the authorities.

The government is making efforts to enhance the capacity of oxygen production in the country amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and in this regard a team of experts visited the PSM oxygen plant to review the situation.

According to sources, they have completed their assessment of the machinery installed at the plant and will share their recommendations on the revival of the plant by tomorrow.

The report is prepared by engineers and experts from EME Engineers, Pakistan Oxygen Limited.

The Ministry of Industries and Production had earlier decided to assess the gas production plant and see whether it can be revived to meet the demand.

A delegation of technical experts visited the PSM and explored the possibilities.

The PSM plant has the capacity to produce 15,200 cubic metre gas per hour.

Experts believe that it will not be necessary to activate the main plant of steel mills to run the oxygen plant. In addition, the manufacturing of cylinders is also possible at the PSM if needed.