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JSPL Dedicates To The Nation 4 Steelmaking Plants In Odisha's Angul

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| June 16 , 2018 , 15:21 IST

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) on Saturday dedicated 4 of its news core steelmaking facilities at India's most modern 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant in Odisha's Angul to the nation.

The Dedication to The Nation ceremony of the 4 steelmaking marvels was conducted by Union Minister for Steel Chaudhary Birender Singh and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in the presence of Chairperson Emeritus of the OP Jindal Group Smt. Savitri Jindal.

Chairman of JSPL Naveen Jindal, along with Steel Minister Birender Singh and Minister Dharmendra Pradhan gave an overview of the steel plants through a Facebook Live post:

The dedication of the 4 steelmaking plants marks a historic moment for the Indian steel sector:

The 4 steel manufacturing plants are India's Largest 4554 m3 Blast Furnace (BF), India's Most Modern 3 MTPA Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF), Worlds First & Largest Syngas based 2 MTPA DRI Plant and the World's Largest Coal Gasification Plant (CGP) for Steelmaking based on Swadeshi Coal.

"The 6 MTPA steel plant at Angul is a manifestation of JSPL's dreams, transformed to reality by passion and commitment of my 50,000 colleagues. It is a moment of great pride for the JSPL family to Dedicate this Industrial Marvel of Modern India to the Nation," Naveen Jindal, Chairman JSPL said.

Union Minister for Steel Birender Singh shared images from the dedication ceremony in a tweet.

The 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Angul, which is the largest steel manufacturing plant in the state of Odisha, has over time emerged as India's most resilient steel-manufacturing destination, using a judicious mixture of Oxygen and Electric steelmaking routes.

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The Integrated Steel Plant includes India's Largest 1.5 MTPA Rebar Mill, World's Most Modern 1.2 MTPA Plate Mill, India's Largest 2.75 MTPA New Electric Oxygen Furnace (NEOF) and 810 MW Captive Power Plant.

The Greenfield complex had initially been conceived as India's first and only steel plant to operate purely on swadeshi raw material. The Greenfield plant, spread over 3,500 acres has created 50,000 employment opportunities, anchoring a socio-economic ecosystem of 1 lakh families.