JSPL’s Steel Melting Shop at Raigarh clocks in record production

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | June 15, 2015 17:46 IST

Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL congratulated the entire operation’s management team on this commendable achievement, which has created a benchmark in steel production.

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., India’s leading steel, power and mining conglomerate has created history with its Steel Melting Shop at Raigarh facility producing a record 10,000 tonnes of crude steel in a single day. This highest production based on DRI (Direct Reduced Iron) and hot metal is a testimony of the company’s operational excellence in steel making.
 
Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL congratulated the entire operation’s management team on this commendable achievement, which has created a benchmark in steel production.
 
JSPL has overhauled and upgraded the Raigarh steel facility which included modernisation of the two blast furnaces, Electric Arc Furnaces, plate mill and slab caster. Currently, the total steel capacity in Raigarh is 3.25 Million Tons per annum and has the highest flexibility for raw materials. On 13 June 2015, the Raigrah Steel plant produced 10,002 tonnes of crude steel in a single day through 100 heats in the SMS. The crude steel thus yielded is used to produce finished and semi-finished steel products. 
 
Speaking on the achievement, Ravi Uppal, MD& Group CEO, JSPL said, “This record production is an important milestone for us. This feat signifies our operational excellence and reiterates our commitment towards setting new benchmarks in the steel sector. We have created an unmatched steel manufacturing facility at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh and we are fully committed to partner with Government’s initiative of Making in India.”
 
The Raigarh plant is the world’s largest coal-based sponge iron manufacturing facility and produces up to 2.45 Million tonne per annum (MTPA) of finished steel. 


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