Our steel manufacturing facility is strategically located in Gamharia, Jharkhand which comprises a pellet plant, sinter plant, oxygen plant, lime kiln plant, coke oven, sponge iron plant consisting of five kilns, two blast furnaces and a steel melting shop. The pellet plant (using the grate kiln technology) is used to agglomerate and indurate iron ore fines into pellets, while the sinter making enables us to agglomerate iron ore fines into a coarse product, i.e. the sinter. Hard and semi-hard coking coal is heated in the coke oven facility which consists of two batteries containing 48 ovens each. Produce from the 5 DRI kilns of 350 tpd each is primarily used for merchant purpose while some quantity is also fed into the Electric Arc Furnace, depending upon the cost benefit analysis.
The two blast furnaces have capacities of 280 m3 and 380 m3. Three Electric Arc Furnaces (EAFs) are operated at the steel melting shop, two of which have a capacity of 40 MT each and one of 70 MT, to produce liquid steel. In addition to these, the finished steel section comprises a wire rod mill, bloom mill and a bar mill, where bars, billets, blooms, etc. are reshaped and resized into products of various dimensions. The company has access to its own captive railway siding for all its inbound raw materials and outbound finished products, in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our continuous access to cheaper power at the steel manufacturing facility is facilitated by two coal based captive power plants (having power generation capacity of 25 MW and 30 MW, respectively), two waste heat recovery based captive power plants (having power generation capacity of 30 MW each) and a coal – gas hybrid captive power plant (having power generation capacity of 15 MW).
The key raw materials required to produce steel include iron ore fines and lumps and coking coal. The company has its captive iron ore mines at Vijay-II near Barajamda, Jharkhand. Coking coal and non-coking coal are procured from indigenous as well as foreign sources. Certain other kinds of coal such as anthracite coal and thermal coal (for the sponge iron plant) are procured locally.
Thermal coal required for power plants is purchased either through e-auction or from domestic coal traders. The essential materials which are used in the steel manufacturing process like dolomite, pyroxenite, anthracite coal, burnt lime, calcined lime fines, etc. are purchased from various domestic suppliers.