Essar Steel has commissioned an integrated Pellet Complex in Odisha comprising of iron ore beneficiation facility at Dabuna (Keonjhar), six MTPA pellet plant at Paradeep (Jagatsinghpur) and 253 kms long slurry pipe line with 12 MTPA carrying capacity connecting the beneficiation facility and pellet plant.
Essar has invested around Rs. 6,000 crores in setting up this integrated complex. The beneficiation facility is designed to use low grade iron ore fines.The company plans to add six MTPA pellet plant more at Paradeep taking the annual pellet production capacity of Odisha complex to 12 MTPA.
The Odisha pellet complex is backed by infrastructure that includes a 120 MW power plant by Essar Power and a captive berth at Paradeep Port set up by Essar Ports. The pellet plant is connected by a 9.5 kms conveyor belt to the fully mechanized berth at Paradeep port owned and operated by Essar Ports.
Firdose Vandrevala, Executive Vice Chairman, Essar Steel India, said, “It is our policy to make a meaningful contribution in the development of the state and the communities we operate in. With the commissioning of this integrated facility, we will be putting this policy into practice. We are committed to a long, sustainable and fruitful partnership for the growth and prosperity of the state.”