Friday, 06 May 2016 09:47

Jindal Shadeed Steel Complex Dedicated To Nation

Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel (JSIS), part of the $18 billion-Indian steel conglomerate O.P Jindal Group, inaugurated the newly expanded, state-of-the-art integrated steel complex at the Sohar Industrial Port on March 20, 2016. The steel complex includes the GCC’s largest capacity Electric Arc Furnace of SMS & Rebar Mill and would strengthen the domestic production capacity which is vital to the nation’s industrial growth.
His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asad Al Said dedicated the Steel Complex to the Sultanate in the presence of Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited. Mr. Jindal in his speech thanked the government for their wholehearted support to JSIS.
Speaking about this important milestone CEO of Jindal Shadeed, Mr. N.A. Ansari said “This is a big moment for all of us at Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel. Despite a critical steel market, we have established ourselves as a formidable player in the region and have achieved several production milestones in 2015.

Jindal Shadeed: Key achievements during FY 2015-16

DR Plant:
• Achieved highest ever quarter production of 400,605 Tons in Q4 [Jan 2016 – Mar 2016] 2015-16 surpassing previous best of 399,262 Tons in Q2 [Jun 2015 – Aug 2015] 2015-16.
• Achieved 1,509,130 Tons of Annual Production in 2015-16, surpassing Nameplate Capacity of 1.5 MTPA.
• Achieved highest Annual Prime Production of 1,492,879 Tons in 2015-16 compared to 1,457,809 Tons in 202-13.
• Achieved highest monthly HDRI production 114,591 Tons in January 2016, surpassing previous best of 101,625 Tons in Nov 2015.
• Achieved Blast furnace grade iron ore pellets usage in DR Plant up to 90% of Oxide feed mix.

Steel Melt Shop:
• Achieved highest production in a quarter: 350,412 tons (Q4 FY 2015-16).
• Achieved highest dispatch in a quarter: 400,979 tons (Q4 FY 2015-16).
• Highest sequence length of 70 heats in open cast route (3rd-5th Feb’16) in which 14193 tons casted in a single tundish and lowest section (130 mm).
• Successfully casted lead steel at first attempt in the month of Feb’16.

Rolling Mill:
• The latest addition to Jindal Shadeed’s array of innovative facilities is a prestigious 1.4 MTPA Rolling Mill with advanced technology and equipment set up in collaboration with Danieli, Italy.
• Hot trial completed on 28th February 2016.
• Successfully rolled 8mm, 12mm, 20mm, 25mm and 40mm sections.
• Sizes developed until now are 40mm, 25mm, 20mm, 12mm & 8mm.
• Development of balance sizes 10, 14, 16, 18, 22, 28, 32, 36mm is underway.
• Achieved first commercial dispatch of Rebars (Rib Bar Grade B500B) 12mm dia of 126 Tons on April 14, 2016.