Mumbai: Essar Steel announces the commissioning of its state-of-the-art Compact Strip Production (CSP) mill with a capacity of 3.5MTPA. This is a key part of Essar Steel plans for expanding its steel production capacity at its Hazira complex from 4.6MTPA to 10MTPA. The expansion is being done at a cost Rs 13,500 crores.
This will be India’s largest flat steel facility at any single location and among the 10 largest facilities in the world. It will also be one of the few steel facilities which are fully integrated and will produce the entire range of flat products. The total investment in Essar’s Hazira steel complex is Rs 30,000 crores.
The plant is capable of producing strips of thickness as low as 0.8mm, which is the thinnest rolled steel in India. The CSP mill equipped with the most advanced level automation system was supplied by SMS Siemag, Germany. The products from the mill have diverse applications in general engineering, hydrocarbon industry, automotive industry and also for LPG, welded tubes and electrical steel. The mill is capable of producing high-strength steels including Dual Phase steel.
As part of this expansion, Essar Steel has already commissioned two iron making units – a blast furnace with a capacity of 1.73MTPA and a DRI unit of 1.74MTPA, a Conarc furnace of 2.5MTPA and a continuous caster of 1.45MTPA. Further, the company also recently commissioned India’s first 5m wide plate mill with a capacity of 1.5MTPA and a pipe mill with an annual capacity of 0.6MTPA
In addition, Essar has also invested in supporting infrastructure at Hazira that include power plants of 1015MW at cost of Rs3450 crores and an all-weather port of 30MTPA at a cost of Rs1350 crore.