JSPL’s DRI Plant Resumes Operation


Jindal Steel and Power’s 1.80 MTPA coal gasification-based DRI plant at Angul district in Odisha’s Angul district has resumed operations. Direct reduced iron is produced from the direct reduction of iron ore to iron by reducing gas or elemental carbon produced from natural gas or coal.

The plant was not operational since a long time due to the scarcity of coal. Now, Coal India (CIL) and its arm Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd have started selling coal in adequate quantity. “Our plants are again working on the full potential on purchased coal,” said Managing Director, JSPL, V R Sharma.

“We are targeting an additional production run-rate of 1.50 million tonnes per year of steel in FY20-21 through CGP (coal gasification process) and DRI route,” Sharma said. The syngas produced from the coal gasification process has replaced the costlier natural gas being used by other DRI manufacturers across the globe.