The Union Steel Minister, Beni Prasad Verma today commissioned Tata Steel’s new coke oven battery No.10 and by-product plant at its Jamshedpur facility.

Built at a capacity of 0.7 million tonnes per annum, this is part of Tata Steel’s ambitious 9.7 MTPA expansion project in Jamshedpur. This would also improve the financial viability of the steel works significantly, a Tata Steel press release said.

The plant would go into full production in the month of December 2012, the release said.

SAIL chairman, C S Verma, Steel secretary D R S Choudhary, Tata Steel MD H M Nerurkar were present among others when Verma commissioned the plant.

(This article was published on November 16, 2012)
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