The Steel Authority of India Limited’s (Sail) raw-material division has achieved the highest ever iron ore production of 89,578mt on November 23, the company announced on social media site Twitter.
The state-owned Company’s iron ore consumption was 28.88mn mt in the fiscal year 2019-20 and targets consumption of 39mn mt after the expansion as per recent Q2 results performance highlights.
SAIL’s iron ore existing capacity and after ongoing expansion:
|Iron ore mine||Existing capacity* (mn mt)||Capacity after ongoing expansion* (mn mt)||Remarks|
|Kiriburu||5.5||5.5||Expansion has already been completed|
|Meghathaburu||5||6.5||It is being ramped-up to meet the requirement of ongoing expansion plan|
|Bolani||7.5||10||Processing plant has been upgraded and under stablization|
|Gua||4||10||Stage II FC is awaited from MOEF required for expansion of only Durgaiburu lease|
|Rajhara, Dalli||8.7||7||Depleted resources and quality constraints|
|Barsua, Kalta, Taldih||6||6.5||Environment clearance obtained and FC obtained on Oct 23 2017 for ML-162 lease.|
|Rowghat||new||12||All statutory clearances have been received.|
|Chiria||0.75||5.8||Stage-II FC awaited from MoEF.|
|*Finished Product capacity|
Sail is also coming up new pellet plants of 4mn mt at Gua mines, 1mn mt at Dalli mines and 2 mn mt RSP for utilization of accumulated iron ore fines and generated fines.