NMDC’s Nagarnar Steel Plant at Bastar district in Chhattisgarh state, inched closer to it’s commissioning on Friday the 28th October 2022 ,when Shri Somnath Nandi, Director Technical, NMDC commissioned Coke Battery No.1. Shri K Praveen Kumar, ED In charge, Nagarnar Steel Plant and other senior officials were present on the occasion . The first batch of coke was discharged on Friday afternoon paving the way for sequential commissioning of subsequent key units.
Being a greenfield integrated steel plant, several major units need to be commissioned sequentially so that their interdependence can be established smoothly in Nagarnar Steel Plant. Battery No. 2 is due for commissioning in next few days and the process will eventually culminate in the commissioning of the Hot Strip Mill and Thin Slab Caster in the coming months.
Nagarnar Steel Plant aims to produce 2.89 million tonnes of high quality HR
Coils, Plates and Sheets annually, using state of the art technology and achieving the highest level of energy efficiency.
Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC, appreciating the collective effort described the
development as an important day in the history of Nagarnar Steel Plant and a
significant milestone in commissioning of 3 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant. He
exhorted the Collective to, “put all-round sincere efforts as a team to achieve
the final milestone of commissioning the Plant”.
Commenting on the achievement, Shri Somnath Nandi, Director Technical,
NMDC said, “This is the first major step towards commissioning of the steel
plant. Today’s development inspires confidence that we will soon fulfil the
dream of a steel plant in Bastar.”
Mr. Praveen Kumar, ED In charge, Nagarnar Steel Plant highlighted that these
eco-friendly coke oven batteries will produce coking coal without releasing any
toxic fumes. He referred to today’s commission as ‘a validation of the team’s
commitment’ and expressed confidence that the steel plant commissioning will
also follow soon hereafter.