Kalinganagar, Nov 17: Located in the heart of Odisha, Tata Steel Kalinganagar epitomises a transformative journey of sustainable industrial growth, technological ingenuity and community development. November 18 marks the 8th anniversary of the company dedicating its greenfield plant at Kalinganagar – India’s largest – to the State of Odisha.
With the plant’s initiation rooted in Odisha’s fertile lands, and guided by the Tata group's vision, the journey of this monumental project commenced in 2004. It has laid the groundwork for a modern and environmentally sustainable steel manufacturing facility that continues to set benchmarks for the industry.
Tata Steel Kalinganagar’s evolution is a journey of unwavering commitment, marked by the triumph of resilience over adversity. Overcoming initial challenges and setbacks, the plant’s resolve to realise its vision culminated in a significant milestone in November 18, 2015. Less than a year later, when commercial operations commenced, heralding a new era not only for Tata Steel and Odisha, but also for the socio-economic landscape of our nation.
As Tata Steel Kalinganagar continues to carve its path to the future, the ongoing Phase II expansion demonstrates the company’s commitment to technological advancement and sustainable growth. With a vision to augment its current capacity of 3 MnTPA to 8 MnTPA by the fiscal year 2025-26, the expansion represents a significant stride toward fostering economic development, generating employment opportunities, and contributing to the overall socio-economic progress of the region.
Integral to the Phase II expansion are key facilities that underscore Tata Steel Kalinganagar’s commitment to sustainable and technologically advanced operations. The Pellet Plant, equipped with innovative bag houses for process dedusting and a Travelling Grate Furnace designed to manage tough ores with precision, embodies the plant’s drive toward enhanced operational efficiency and environmental responsibility.
The Phase II expansion also includes the incorporation of a state-of-the-art Coke Plant II, boasting a capacity of 1.5 MnTPA, with features such as a comprehensive Zero-Liquid Discharge (ZLD) effluent treatment system and 100% dry quenching, ensuring the efficient utilization of resources and the mitigation of environmental impact.
Tata Steel Kalinganagar’s Blast Furnace II, the second-largest blast furnace in the world with a useful volume of 5,870m3, represents a pinnacle of eco-friendly design and operational efficiency, with a dry type of gas cleaning plant, top combustion type stoves, and a robust dust extraction system that underpins the plant's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable production practices.
The Cold Rolling Mill, a cornerstone of the Phase II expansion, stands as a testament to Tata Steel Kalinganagar’s technological prowess and commitment to delivering high-quality, value-added products to its clientele. Equipped with cutting-edge technologies such as solid-state automatic laser welders, automated storage and retrieval systems, and advanced surface inspection systems, the Cold Rolling Mill embodies the plant's dedication to precision, quality control, and technological innovation.