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Tata Steel commences the commissioning activities of Coke Oven Battery #10 and By-Product Plant

Jamshedpur, November 16, 2012

… By Shri Beni Prasad Verma, Honourable Union Minister for Steel, Govt. of India…

Honourable Union Minister for Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma today commenced the commissioning activities of Tata Steel's new Coke Oven Battery #10 and By-Product Plant at its Jamshedpur facility.

The commissioning activities commenced in the presence of Mr C S Verma, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Mr D R S Choudhary, Secretary of Steel, Mr H M Nerurkar, MD Tata Steel and other senior officials from the company, senior officials from SAIL, union officials of Tata Steel and a large number of workers among others.

Shri Verma appreciated Tata Steel's contribution to the steel industry in India.

Built at a capacity of 0.7 million tonnes per annum this is part of Tata Steel's ambitious 9.7 MTPA expansion project happening in Jamshedpur. This will also improve the financial viability of the steel works significantly.

In the past one year, Tata Steel has very safely and successfully commissioned all major units of its expansion programme, which will together contribute to the project in Jamshedpur.

The Coke Oven Battery#10 and the By-Product Plant will go into full production in the month of December 2012.

About Tata Steel:
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the leading steel manufacturers in the world with an annual crude steel capacity of over 26.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 26.13 billion in FY '12, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group's vision is to be the world's steel industry benchmark in "Value Creation" and "Corporate Citizenship" through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.