JSPL's Raigad steel plant achieves key production milestone

16 June 2015

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Monday said the Steel Melting Shop at its Raigarh facility produced a record 10,000 tonne of crude steel in a single day on June 13, 2015.

This highest production based on DRI (Direct Reduced Iron) and hot metal marked a key milestone in the company's steelmaking operations.

JSPL recently overhauled and upgraded the Raigarh steel facility which included modernisation of the two blast furnaces, Electric Arc Furnaces, plate mill and slab caster. Currently, Raigarh has a total steel capacity of 3.25 million tonne per annum (mtpa) and has the highest flexibility for raw materials.

Last Saturday, 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. The Raigarh plant is the world's largest coal-based sponge iron manufacturing facility and produces up to 2.45 mtpa of finished steel.

Naveen Jindal, chairman, JSPL congratulated the management team for creating a benchmark in steel production. Speaking on the achievement, Ravi Uppal, MD & group CEO, JSPL said: "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."