Gopalpur, November 30, 2016
Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) Ferro-chrome plant set up by Tata Steel in the company’s Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam district of Odisha. It is yet another testimony to Tata Steel’s commitment for the development of the state of Odisha.
Dr. Pradeep Panigrahy, Hon’ble Minister, Higher Education, Science & Technology and State Rural Water Supply, Government of Odisha, Smt. Usha Devi, Minister, Women and Child Development, Government of Odisha, Shri T V Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel India and SEA, Shri Arun Misra, Vice-President, Project Gopalpur & MD, Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd.and other dignitaries graced the occasion.
The Ferro-chrome plant at Gopalpur is a unique environment-friendly plant with state-of-the-art pollution control equipment and technology such as the ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant) & STP (Sewage Treatment Plant). It has 100% water harvesting facility that caters to most of the waterneeds of the plant. It has an indigenously built semi-closed hybrid furnace, which is first of its kind in India and components procured from all over the world to maintain high standards of quality and safety. Also, it is the first plant in India to use briquetting method of Chrome ore fines agglomeration.
The plant will set a high benchmark in technology and other performance parameters in the country excelling in operations and ensuring a total commitment to enhancing stakeholder value.
Shri Priyanshu Pradhan, MLA, Chhatrapur, Shri Rajeev Singhal, Vice President, Raw Material, Tata Steel, Shri D B SundaraRamam, Executive-In-Charge, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, Tata Steeland other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Narendran said, “The plant built at a cost of Rs 542 crore, is the first green-field Ferro-chrome plant of Tata Steel in India. It is a moment of pride for Tata Steel to start the ferro-chrome plant in the area and in the coming days, the Gopalpur Industrial Park should see lot more investors coming forward, adding to the industrial progress of the region.”
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Misra said,“We are happy with the commissioning of the ferro-chrome plant at Gopalpur. We expect new investment in Tata Steel Special Economic Zone (SEZ) over next few months.”
Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonneper annum (MTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world’s second-most geographically diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, approach, and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness, and transparency. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognized as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of world steel’sclimate action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.