Jamshedpur, Sept. 9: Tata Steel’s Greenfield project at Kalinganagar in the state of Odisha achieved a major milestone on 4th Sep’15 with start of coke production from its Coke Ovens. The heating of Coke Ovens was started on May 19, 2015. �
Speaking about the initiative Rajiv Kumar, Vice President, (Operation), KPO, Tata Steel said �It�s a momentous occasion for Tata Steel as we strive ahead on the journey to commission the Kalinganagar Project.
The production of coke from the coke oven plant is among the major achievements from Kalinganagar Project, Odisha and we are extremely happy to reach the milestone. We are confident of meeting our deadlines for the commissioning of the first phase of 3 MnTPA and rolling out of crude and saleable steel from the plant.
Coking coal when heated in Coke Ovens in absence of oxygen releases the volatile components and gets converted to coke which is then used in blast furnace along with iron ore for producing Hot Metal. This Hot Metal is further processed during steel-making.
Kalinganagar Project is the largest single location Greenfield steel project in India having a rated capacity of 3 MTPA in first phase.
Various units of plant will start commercial production sequentially. In the first phase, the steel plant will have two Coke Oven battery, each comprising 88 ovens and having a gross coke production capacity of 1.5 MTPA.
With this event, Coke Oven gas also will be available, which will be used as fuel for other production units.