A 2.5 million tonne Steel Melting Shop (SMS) and allied unit have been commissioned by Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) as part of its 6 million tonne per annum (mtpa) greenfield integrated steel project in Angul, Odisha.
Dinesh Saraogi, Executive Director of JSPL, Angul Unit said with this landmark achievement, the firm completed the 2.5 mn tpa steel production capacity in the first phase.
The SMS has an electric arc furnace with a capacity of 250 tonne, the largest in size in India and second largest in Asia.
Earlier, a 1.5 million tonne Wide Plate Mill was commissioned by the firm as part of the Angul project and it was capable of producing 5-metre wide plates. This is the country’s widest plate mill.
By the end of 2015, the company plans to commission the balance 3.5 mn t capacity. The technology for the SMS, proved by SMS-Siemag, has a high flexibility in terms of raw materials since it can use solid hot feed, solid cold feed and hot metal feed.
The hot direct reduced iron (DRI) produced from the DRI plant will be directly fed into the electric arc furnace at 550 degree centigrade.
It is also equipped with latest features like Break-out Prediction System (BOPS), Electromagnetic Mould level control (VUHZ) and Stopper control through electro servo actuator (VEMA).