Tata Steel's hot metal output at Kalinganagar plant crosses 2 million tonnes
Tata Steel's Kalinganagar plant at Odisha`s has crossed two million tonnes of hot metal production at its blast furnace on February 19 this year.
Tata Steel on Tuesday said its Kalinganagar plant at Odisha`s Jajpur crossed two million tonnes of hot metal production at its blast furnace on February 19, Sunday.
The country`s largest greenfield steel plant, which boasts of an operating blast furnace with 4,330 cubic metre capacity, was commissioned on February 28 last year.
It had achieved one million-tonne-mark on October 9, last year.
"It took about 133 days to reach two million tonnes production from one million tonnes. The second million tonnes was achieved at a production rate of 7,520 tonnes per day, which is at an operating rate of 2.8 million tonnes per annum," the steel producer said.
Subsequent to the commencement of commercial production in May 2016, the steel plant has started exports of HR Coil and ferro-shots to various countries, it added.