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Essar Steel commissions 3.5MTPA Compact Strip Production mill at Hazira Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Friday, 15 April 2011
Mumbai: Essar Steel has commissioned a Compact Strip Production (CSP) mill with a capacity of 3.5MTPA at its Hazira complex. This is part of the company's Rs 13,500 crore expansion plan to increase its steel production capacity at its Hazira complex from 4.6MTPA to 10MTPA. It will soon become one of the few steel facilities which are fully integrated and produce the entire range of flat products.

Essar Steel's Hazira complex will be India's largest flat steel facility at any single location and among the 10 largest facilities in the world. The plant is capable of producing strips of 0.8mm thickness.

As part of this expansion, Essar Steel has already commissioned two iron making units – a blast furnace with a capacity of 1.73MTPA and a DRI unit of 1.74MTPA, a Conarc furnace of 2.5MTPA and a continuous caster of 1.45MTPA. In addition to this, the company  recently commissioned India's first 5m wide plate mill with a capacity of 1.5MTPA and a pipe mill with an annual capacity of 0.6MTPA.

Essar has also invested in supporting infrastructure at Hazira that include power plants of 1015MW at cost of Rs3450 crores and an all-weather port of 30MTPA at a cost of Rs1350 crore.

The products from the mill have diverse applications in general engineering, hydrocarbon industry, automotive industry and also for LPG, welded tubes and electrical steel. The mill is capable of producing high-strength steels including Dual Phase steel.

The CSP mill is equipped with automation systems supplied by SMS Siemag, Germany.

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