Jindal Steel and Power Commissions Steel Melt Shop
Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL), India’s largest steel maker, commissioned one of the country’s largest steel melt shops at its facility in Angul, Odisha. It includes a 250-ton capacity electric-arc furnace, one of the largest in operation in India. The melt shop has a capacity of 2.5 million tons per year and has the raw-material flexibility to use solid hot feed, solid cold feed and hot-metal feed. Hot DRI produced from the company’s DRI plant will be directly fed into the EAF at 550°C (1022°F) in an effort to reduce power consumption. JSPL plans on adding 3.5 million tons of capacity at Angul by the end of 2015.