Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) and SMS group commissioned a high-speed eight-strand billet caster, the largest in India, at the Angul Odisha plant. The billet caster is able to attain a speed of 3.6 meters per minute for sections of 165 x 165 mm (6.5 x 6.5 inches) and can produce 2.3 million tons per year. The casting mode is both open and submerged. JSPL produces a wide range of iron and steel products, including plates, parallel-flanged beams, medium sections, rails, rounds, rebars, wire rod and metal products.