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Best ever production by Tata Steel’s blast furnace in November

Jamshedpur, December 04, 2008

Tata Steel completed its production in the month of November on a buoyant note, by showing a significant increase in its hot metal and crude steel production. The figures are appended below:

Production Performance (Provisional)

Figures in ‘000 tonnes
Items

November

2008

2007

% Change

Hot Metal

578

456

26.8

Crude Steel

514

418

23.0

Saleable Steel

407

422

-3.6 *

*Due to planned major shutdown of Hot Strip Mill for upgradation.

Some of the Key Highlights in the month of November include -

  • Blast Furnaces and Steel Melting Shops recorded their best ever production of 5, 78,400t Hot Metal and 5, 13,789 t Crude Steel respectively during Nov’08 (Previous best 5, 54,892 t and 4, 89,312 t in Oct’08)
  • Sinter Plants recorded its best ever Sinter production of 5, 77,076 t (previous best 5, 68,395 t in Oct’08)
  • G Blast Furnace recorded its best ever hot metal production of 1, 92,100 t (previous best being 1, 90,942 t in Dec’06)
  • H Blast Furnace produced highest hot metal since its start up. It produced 2, 33,000t in Nov’08
  • LD#1 (one of the Steel Melting Shop) recorded its best ever production of 2,05,550 t (previous best 1,76,491 t in Oct’08 )
  • Wire Rod Mill recorded its best November production of 35,086 t
  • Merchant Mills recorded its best ever production of 30,124 t (previous best being 29,458 t in Aug’08)
  • New Bar Mill recorded its best November production of 51,273 t