Tata Steel on Tuesday announced that its Rs 542 crore ferrochrome greenfield plant at Gopalpur Industrial Park in Odisha has commenced production.
“The recently-commissioned ferrochrome plant of Tata Steel at Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam district of Odisha, has achieved a major milestone with the first ever production of ferro-chrome on February 25, 2017, in compliance with all technical parameters,” a company statement said.
As part of the anchor investment in Tata Steel’s Gopalpur Industrial Park, the ferro-chrome plant has an installed capacity of 55,000 tonne per annum (tpa).
A unique environment-friendly plant with state-of-the-art pollution control equipment and technology such as effluent treatment and sewage treatment plants, it was inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on November 30, 2016.
“This marks the completion of the commissioning of the ferro-chrome plant. It also goes a long way in consolidating our footprint in Odisha and the long-standing partnership with the state towards industrial progress of the region,” said D.B. Sundara Ramam, Tata Steels’ Executive-in-Charge, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division.
The plant has a 100 per cent water harvesting facility that caters to most of its water requirements. It has an indigenously built semi-closed hybrid furnace.