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Tata Steel's Bedding Blending and Sinter Plant 2 celebrates its Silver Jubilee

Jamshedpur, April 14, 2014

~ Bedding, Blending & Sinter Plant (BBSP#2) reaches historic milestone~

The Bedding, Blending & Sinter Plant (BBSP#2) known as BBSP2 Plant at the Tata Steel plant in Jamshedpur celebrated the successful 25 years of operations. During the past 25 years the two sections of the Sinter Plant have contributed significantly to the journey of Tata Steel.

Bedding, Blending & Sinter Plant known as BBSP2 Plant started its magnificent journey in the year 1988, when Tata Steel embarked upon Phase-II of its Modernisation Programme to augment sinter production to 2.50 MTPA. It started under the stewardship of Dr J. J. Irani, a dynamic leader with vision who could foresee the need to utilize the blue dust, rich in iron content, occurring in Noamundi iron mines. Moreover, in its endeavour to reach the world benchmark of agglomerates in Blast Furnace burden, the BBSP#2 was introduced. The induction of BBSP#2 was a major step in in the Modernization Programme which helped to prepare homogeneous basemix leading to better sinter production. It was for the first time that any Steel Plant in India had a Bedding Blending unit.

Speaking on the momentous occasion, Mr TV Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India & SEA said, “Over the last 25 years, the two sections of the Sinter Plant, RMBB#1 and SP#2, have contributed significantly to enabling the Blast Furnaces to operate at optimum capacity. I take this opportunity to congratulate each member of Tata Steel family for their untiring efforts in this regard over the years. I am sure BB&SP#2 will continue to produce agglomerates in record volumes and keep the Blast Furnaces at the Jamshedpur Steel Works running at optimum capacity in the years ahead as well.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Anand Sen, President, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel, stated, “The BBSP-2, an integral part of the sinter plant has undergone a very impressive transition over the years, from 1988 to the way we see it today. As a part of the modernization drive of the company in 1988, the BBSP-2 was conceived to augment the sinter production to 2.5 M tons. In 25 years, the division has witnessed its share of crests & troughs while also registering several records, which we all are very proud of.”

 

Also present on the occasion was Mr P N Singh, President, Tata Workers’ Union, Tata Steel who congratulated everyone on the historic moment. He stressed upon the importance of having Sinter Plant for our steel production and the critical role played by each employees of Sinter plant#2 in achieving greater heights for the last 25 years.

Since its inception, BBSP2 Plant at the Tata Steel plant in Jamshedpur has stood out in its performance of superior quality of sinter & RMBB#1’s consumption of solid waste. The plant has ascended great heights, achieved many records and has attained prime position in the Works.

About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top-ten global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of over 29 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). 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$ 24.82 billion in FY 13, 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. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. 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, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.