The groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion to 8 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) capacity of Tata Steel’s Kalinganagar plant was held on 12th November at Bhubaneswar by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik during the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018. The project will cost the company ` 23,500 crore and will be completed within 48 months. The project configuration and costs includes investments in raw material capacity expansion, upstream and mid-stream facilities, infrastructure and downstream facilities including a cold rolling mill complex.
“Tata Group’s association with the state of Odisha is very deep. It has over 100 years of relationship. Tata Steel has a very large capacity state-of-the-art plant in the state. With the phase-II expansion of Tata Steel Kalinganagar, Tata Group’s investment in the state will cross ` 100,000 crore,” said N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Group.
Chandrasekaran also announced that the new 500-bedmulti-speciality hospital at Gopalpur in Ganjam district of the state, being constructed by Tata Steel, will soon be ready. This will be in addition to an already operational eye hospital in Gopalpur and a multi-speciality hospital in Kalinganagar.
The total capacity of Tata Steel India operations following this expansion will be 23.6 MTPA, that includes existing capacity of 10 MTPA at Jamshedpur, 3 MTPA at Kalinganagarand 5.6 MTPA of Tata Steel BSL.