JSPL commissions 4th Coke Oven Battery at its Angul Plant
New Delhi: Naveen Jindal controlled Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) has commissioned its 4th Coke Oven Battery at its Angul plant in Odisha. With the commissioning of this Coke Oven Battery, the plant has become self-sufficient in coke requirement.
The Coke Oven consists of 4 nos. batteries of 45,000 tons each per month will be producing a total coke of 2.0 MTP A. This plant is feeding Coke to India’s largest Blast Furnace having 4554 cubic meter volume which is already in operation at Angul and 2 Blast Furnaces at Raigarh in Chattisgarh.
JSPL conceived and commissioned the world’s first Syn. Gas-based DRI plant at Angul. The plant is based on a concept of making steel through Coal Gas based DRI and EAF route using high ash Swadeshi (Indian) coal to produce Syn. Gas for DRI.
Just before the commissioning of the plant, the coal mines allocated to JSPL to run its Gasification plant were Cancelled by the Hon’ble Supreme Court. This setback compelled JSPL to install a conventional steel making facility through BF/ BOF route.
“JSPL is still trying to get Coal for its High Tech Syn. Gas-based DRI plant to reduce dependence on Imported Coking coal. If this Coal Gasification plant gets a r egular supply of one type of coal from nearby mines at an affordable price then this can be a Role Model and Game Changer for Indian steel industry fulfilling the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s mission of using High Ash Indian coal through Environment-Friendly Coal Gasification” said, Mr Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL.