Speaking on the occasion, Ravi Uppal – M.D. & Group CEO, JSPL said, - “We have commissioned India’s largest capacity Billet Caster Plant in Angul, within a record time of one year; setting yet another benchmark in the country. This would enhance our regional product portfolio since we will now be able to produce long products in addition to the flat products already being produced in the Angul plant”.
The Billet Caster unit of 1x8 Strands and a maximum capacity of 2.3 MTPA has a casting speed of 3.6 mtr/min; which is the fastest in the world. The project harnessed the in-house capability of JSPL’s heavy machinery division in Raipur, which provided technological equipment’s and manufactured the biggest Ladle Turret for the Angul Plant. The project has been executed using innovations in civil and structural works such as Speed Floor casting, Schnell panels and other modern structural concepts.
As part of the 6 MTPA Integrated Steep Project in Angul, in the first phase of (2 MTPA); JSPL has already set up the world’s first coal gasification plant to produce sponge iron using indigenous high ash coal based syn-gas as the reducing agent for its vertical shaft DRI. The running Angul plant also has the biggest Electric Arc Furnace and the widest Plate Mill in India.