India’s first private integrated steel company, Tata Steel, is engaged in mining, iron-making, steelmaking, casting, rolling, finishing, supply chain, and marketing and sales. We have been strengthening our operations through a combination of organic and inorganic growth initiatives. Our steelmaking operations at Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar secure raw material supply from captive iron ore mines. This help us to maintain cost-competitiveness and derive production efficiencies.
We aim to attain improved efficiency through technology and a culture of innovation and excellence.
Efficient operations and value chain are critical to meet growth aspirations and address the evolving needs of customers. We continue to invest in facilities that enable us to be a leader in steel technology.
Achieve production capacity of 30 MnTPA in India, by 2025
Maintain cost leadership position
IMPACT ON SDGs
Our manufacturing facilities
TATA STEEL JAMSHEDPUR (TSJ)
TSJ is our flagship facility and has been operational for over a century now. Equipment upgrades and effective maintenance ensure consistent production levels of 11 MnTPA. Equipment upgrades include the installation of a new boiler, which will enable 100% use of off-gas from blast furnaces, installation of Coke Dry Quenching (CDQ) facilities, modification of Induration Burner System to utilise excess coke oven gas, and installation of edge trimming facility for the Galvanised Annealed (GA) skin panel. Further, various environmentrelated projects were completed in Financial Year 2018-19, which include the installation of the blast furnace dedusting equipment, lime plant process bag filter, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) highline bag filter, blast furnace sludge drying, secondary emission system for steelmaking, and construction of a flyover to decongest traffic within the facility. These changes have helped us sustain production levels, drive resource efficiency, and progress towards meeting stringent environmental norms. Our focus on asset management using data analytics and predictive modelling, has resulted in more than 90% availability of our key manufacturing units at Jamshedpur.
SO1 - Industry leadership in steel
SO2 - Consolidate position as a global cost leader
Coke Dry Quenching Facility, Tata Steel Jamshedpur
Availability of critical manufacturing units at TSJ in Financial Year 2018-19
TATA STEEL KALINGANAGAR (TSK)
TSK has state-of-the-art equipment and utilities. Commissioned in 2016, TSK attained production levels at its rated capacity in less than two years. The 3 MnTPA plant is cost-competitive because of higher productivity, driven by automation and logistical advantage of proximity to ports and captive mines. TSK helped augment our product portfolio to serve new customer segments such as oil & gas and lifting & excavation. The expansion of the Kalinganagar plant to 8 MnTPA (TSK Phase II) has been initiated, which will further improve performance due to economies of scale.
Phase II Expansion Work at Kalinganagar Steel Plant
Operational excellence maximising efficiency and improving cost performance
IMPROVING COKE RATE AND REDUCING EMISSION
Coke rate is an important operating KPI for an integrated steel plant, impacting cost, CO2 emission and energy intensity. At Tata Steel, we aim to reduce the coke rate in our blast furnaces while optimising our raw material cost. In Financial Year 2018-19, the coke rate at our Kalinganagar plant improved significantly from 434 kg/tonne of hot metal to 399 kg/tonne. The combined coke rate and energy intensity for Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar in Financial Year 2018-19 was 363.15 kg/tonne of hot metal and 5.82 Gcal/tcs, respectively.
BUILDING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY
Supply chain management is key to the operations of an integrated steel plant and requires optimum inventory management of raw materials without compromising on timely delivery and supply of finished products to customers located across India and abroad in the most safe, cost-effective and environment-friendly manner. Our manufacturing sites are located in the eastern part of the country, while delivery points are pan-India. Given the challenges of logistics in eastern India, we use a multi-modal logistics chain, which includes roads, railways and shipping. Currently, our inbound logistics for raw material transportation is completely dependent on the Indian Railways, while outbound logistics for finished products is dependent about 60% on railways and 40% on roadways.