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Tata Steel inaugurates Cold Rolling Mill Complex BARA Phase II

Jamshedpur, January 06, 2017

Tata Steel inaugurated the second phase of Cold Rolling Mill (CRM) Complex BARA at Jamshedpur on January 5, 2017. Mr. T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & SEA graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Narendran said, “During the inception of CRM BARA Phase I, we faced few   challenges. I am very happy to see that the learnings and experience from Phase I has been implemented in Phase II. I would like to congratulate the entire team for the good work done. This complex has a lot of potential and is one of the most important customer facing divisions of Tata Steel. I wish the team a great success in the coming years”.??While addressing the gathering Mr. Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel said, “We had many hurdles to overcome before the start of this project. The team has done an excellent job! CRM BARA is truly a customer’s plant, wherein the bulk of value addition is done before the material enters the customer’s premises. Packaging, Handling and Logistics are areas where we need to continuously focus on.”

During Phase I, the reversing mill of 0.25 MnTPA capacity was installed at CRM BARA to meet the full hard cold rolled (FHCR) requirement of Tata Blue Scope Ltd. (TBSL).

The phase II expansion of CRM BARA includes installation of 0.3 MnTPA hot rolled skin passing mill (HSPM) to meet the increased demand of Hot-Rolled, Pickled, Skin passed and Oiled products (HRSPO) in the Automotive sector for high-end customers. In order to cater to the input requirement of HSPM, the production capacity of the existing pickling line has also been increased to 0.68 MnTPA from the designed capacity of 0.5 MnTPA.

The phase II expansion facilities boast of automation system designed with state-of-the-art instrumentation and programmable logic controller (PLC) to monitor and control the various parameters for safe and efficient operation, safety features including controlled coil placement, positioning interlocking, process safety interlocks controlled through PLC, hard wired emergency stop switches in control room & in the field for quick isolation/ stoppage of equipment etc. The plant layout has been optimized to ensure sufficient greenery.

Senior executives of the Company including Mr. Suresh Dutt Tripathi, VP HRM, Mr. Sudhansu Pathak, VP Steel Manufacturing, Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, VP Corporate Services, Mr. Alok Kanagat, VP Engineering and Projects and Mr. R. Ravi Prasad, President, Tata Workers’ Union attended the inauguration event.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.


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