Angul, April 28: Union Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh on Thursday dedicated 1.4MTPA TMT Rebar Mill of Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) at its 6 MTPA integrated steel complex at Angul. The TMT Rebar Mill of 14 lakh tons per annum Capacity is one of the World’s largest and the most modern Rebar Mill.
Union Steel Ministry Additional Secretary Rasika Chaube, JSP Chairman Naveen Jindal, Managing Director VR Sharma and CEO Steel DK Saraogi were present during the programme.
“India has become the second-largest steel producer in the world, leaving behind major economies. The maximum amount of steel has been produced from Odisha. I appreciate Naveen Jindal for building such a beautiful mega steel plant in Odisha,” said Union Minister Singh.
He also appreciated JSP’s plan to expand the capacity of the steel plant to 25.2 MTPA.
“By 2030, about 10 percent of India’s steel will be produced from Angul, Odisha by JSP,” he added.
The minister especially expressed his high appreciation for JSP’s effort to supply Liquid Medical Oxygen to the country during COVID-19 as its CSR initiative.
The Union Minister along with a team of senior officials of the Ministry of Steel also visited the Coal Gasification Plant (CGP), the first of its kind in steelmaking. The CGP uses high ash, locally available non-coking coal to supply synthetic gas to the world’s first syngas-based DRI plant.
Singh and his team visited India’s largest blast furnace, the Plate Mill producing the widest plates and various other units of the mega steel complex.
“The 1.4 MTPA TMT rebar mill at our Angul steelmaking is one of the most modern and largest rebar mills in the world. In addition to producing high-quality TMT rebars of different specifications for quality infrastructure building, the Rebar Mill will generate lakhs of indirect employment,” JSP Chairman Naveen Jindal.