Tata Steel To Raise Capacity Of Kalinganagar Plant In Odisha To 8 MnTPA By 2026


Kalinganagar: Continuing to carve its path to the future, Tata Steel has chalked out ambitious plans to augment the capacity of its Kalinganagar plant in Odisha to 8 million tones per annum (MnTPA) by 2026 by giving pace to the ongoing Phase II expansion.

As the steel plant located in Kalinganagar industrial area of Jajpur district completes eight years of its operation on Saturday, the company said the ongoing Phase II expansion demonstrates its commitment to technological advancement and sustainable growth.

With a vision to augment its current capacity of 3 MnTPA to 8 MnTPA by the fiscal year 2025-26, the expansion represents a significant stride toward fostering economic development, generating employment opportunities, and contributing to the overall socio-economic progress of the region, a company official said.

Integral to the Phase II expansion are key facilities that underscore the commitment to sustainable and technologically advanced operations. The Pellet Plant, equipped with innovative bag houses for process dedusting and a Travelling Grate Furnace designed to manage tough ores with precision, embodies the plant’s drive toward operational efficiency and environmental responsibility.

“The Phase II expansion also includes the incorporation of a state-of-the-art Coke Plant II, boasting a capacity of 1.5 MnTPA, with features such as a comprehensive Zero-Liquid Discharge (ZLD) effluent treatment system and 100% dry quenching,” he said.

Kalinganagar plant’s Blast Furnace II, the second-largest blast furnace in the world with a useful volume of 5,870m3, represents a pinnacle of eco-friendly design and operational efficiency, with a dry type of gas cleaning plant, top combustion type stoves, and a robust dust extraction system.

The Cold Rolling Mill, a cornerstone of the Phase II expansion, stands as a testament to Kalinganagar plant’s technological prowess and commitment to delivering high-quality, value-added products to its clientele. “Equipped with cutting-edge technologies such as solid-state automatic laser welders, automated storage and retrieval systems, and advanced surface inspection systems, the Cold Rolling Mill embodies the plant’s dedication to precision, quality control, and technological innovation,” said a company statement.

Overcoming initial challenges and setbacks, the plant became operational on November 18, 2015. Less than a year later, commercial operations commenced.

Tata Steel Kalinganagar’s versatile product portfolio, catering to diverse sectors including automobiles, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, shipbuilding and defense, attests to its adaptability and commitment to meeting the demands of various industries.

Notable features such as reduced sulfur and controlled hydrogen levels for oil and gas applications, as well as the production of clean steel achieved through calcium treatment for lifting and excavation purposes, underscore Tata Steel’s dedication to delivering high-quality, industry-specific solutions.

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