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Tata Steel starts export of Tata Ferroshots from its Kalinganagar Steel Plant

Jamshedpur, August 24, 2016

Tata Steel has started export of Tata Ferroshots from its steel plant located in Kalinganagar in Jajpur district of Odisha. Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operation) of Tata Steel Kalinganagar Plant flagged off the first export consignment to a South East Asian Country on August 23, 2016. Tata Ferroshots, granulated pig iron, is a new product that was launched by Tata Steel, from its Kalinganagar plant in March this year.

Within a few months of its launch, this innovative product has garnered a lot of interest from the steel industry, which has traditionally used Pig Iron, Sponge iron and Scrap. After its encouraging acceptance in the domestic market, the product is set to make its foray into the International arena. Tata Ferroshots is granulated pig iron solidified by cooling in water.

The end use of Tata Ferroshots includes electric arc furnaces, induction furnaces, cupolas, basic oxygen furnaces and foundries as a replacement of pig iron, scrap or DRI. Its inherent properties lead to better yield, higher productivity and lower energy cost. Besides, the process of manufacturing is safe and environment friendly.

Tata Steel is setting up a 6 million tonne per annum (MnTPA) integrated steel plant at Kalinganagar in two phases. The first phase of 3 MnTPA state-of-the-art steel plant is being implemented at an investment of Rs 25000 crore. The plant was dedicated to Odisha by Odisha Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik on November 18, 2015 and Commercial production from the plant started in May 2016.

About Tata Steel

Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is 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, has over 75,000 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.

Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA
Tata Steel