ANT Steel Engineers (Asia) Private Limited provides design, engineering, construction and consultancy services to the steel industry in Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. The company is run by a team of professionals with extensive experience in implementing projects right from the stage of conceptualisation to process stabilisation. Headquartered in Pune, ANT Asia has, over the years, morphed into a globally recognised services provider in design and engineering, project management, erection and commissioning of plants and productivity enhancement. In an exclusive interview with Steel 360, Dr. Sudarshan Singh, Chairman, ANT Steel Engineers, dwells at length on new technologies that promise to boost yield and ensure operational efficiency in casting and re-rolling and state-of-the-art process modifications for de-phosphorisation of induction furnace (IF) steel. Excerpts: What are the advantages of direct rolling of as-cast billets? Has the process been successfully implemented in steel mills yet? What kind of expertise does ANT Steel Engineers (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. offer in this regard? When oil prices were soaring in the early years of this century Indian re-rollers were exploring va...