While the government is amplifying its efforts to pursue the mission of exclusively using ‘Made in India’ steel, many steel plants seem to grow their capacity in this view.
The Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has commissioned a SinterPlant in Angul, JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal tweeted on Friday. The news also comes as a precursor of the blast-furnace for the steel plant which is to be commissioned in a few days.
A sinter plant agglomerates fine granules of iron ore with other materials at extremely high temperature, to create a fine product called sinter which is used in the blast furnace.
Appreciating the efforts of his workers, Jindal tweeted, “With God’s grace & hard work of 1000s of workers, dozens of contractors & 100s of engineers, we’ve commissioned the #SinterPlant at Angul”
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) May 19, 2017
This development comes in the background of Jindal’s statement last week where he cleared that Jindal Steel and Power Plant’s (JSPL) six million tonne per annum (mtpa) steel plant in Odisha’s Angul would be commissioned by the end of May. He also added that the Angul steel plant would be expanded from the present capacity of 2 MTPA to 6 MTPA and with the commissioning of the blast furnace, JSPL will become India’s fourth largest steelmaker after JSW, SAIL and Tata Steel.
Notably, JSPL’s blast-furnace in Angul will also be India’s largest blast furnace which is to optimise the production of home-made steel.