Essar Steel announced that it had achieved its highest crude steel production in March this year at 3.8 lakh tonne. This is a growth of 24 per cent over the same period a year ago. Production of finished steel in the month rose 25 per cent to 3.97 lakh tonne. Essar Steel is close to completing its expansion of steel-making capacity at 10 mmtpa. On completion of the expansion, Essar Steel will be the largest flat steel producer in a single location in the country. Essar Steel has a global production capacity of 14 mmtpa.