Rs.149 Cr. Plant aligned with existing CSW
Union Minister for Steel and Civil Aviation, Mr. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia recently inaugurated the new Benefaction Plant at Dalli Mines of SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant.
This Benefaction Plant set up with an investment of around Rs 149 Crore, is aligned with the existing Crushing, Screening, and Washing (CSW) wet plant at Dalli.
The Plant has been set up for silica reduction from the iron ore of size less than 1mm containing high silica gangue and is equipped with state-of-the-art benefaction machinery.
It aims to enhance the quality of iron ore supplied to Bhilai Steel Plant, thereby increasing the annual production of hot metal from the blast furnaces, and reducing coke consumption and carbon emission.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Scindia, while applauding the efforts of SAIL in the first-of-its-kind technological initiative, mentioned the huge stride that the domestic steel industry has taken in the last nine years. The production and per capita consumption of steel have witnessed unprecedented growth, while the country has become the second-largest steel producer in the world.
Under the leadership of the Minister, the Steel Ministry is focused on promoting de-carbonization in the domestic steel industry and formulating a long-term roadmap for green steel production in collaboration with the steel industry.
SAIL aligns itself with the national goal for carbon neutrality, and the Beneficiaries Plant at Dalli-Rajhara Mines is a significant step in this direction.
Further, this plant is part of SAIL’s endeavor to use low-grade iron ore by beneficiaries. SAIL Chairman, Mr. Amarendu Prakash, who was present during the program said that “this benefaction plant for silica reduction is a critical move in SAIL’s pursuit of sustainable steel production, actively aligning with the MoS initiatives to decarbonize the Indian steel industry”.
Steel Ministry Focused on promoting de-carbonization in the domestic steel industry.
The plant aims to enhance the quality of iron ore supplied to Bhilai Steel Plant, thereby increasing the annual production of hot metal from the blast furnaces, and reducing coke consumption and carbon emission.