Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik has recently inaugurated the 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) Ferro-chrome plant set up by Tata Steel in the company’s Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam district of Odisha.
The Ferro-chrome plant at Gopalpur is a unique environment-friendly plant with state-of-the-art pollution control equipment and technology such as the ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant) & STP (Sewage Treatment Plant). It has 100% water harvesting facility that caters to most of the water needs of the plant. It has an indigenously built semi-closed hybrid furnace, which is first of its kind in India and components procured from all over the world to maintain high standards of quality and safety. Also, it is the first plant in India to use briquetting method of Chrome ore fines agglomeration.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. T V Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel India and SEA said, the plant built at a cost of Rs 542 crore, is the first green-field Ferro-chrome plant of Tata Steel in India. It is a moment of pride for Tata Steel to start the ferro-chrome plant in the area and in the coming days, the Gopalpur Industrial Park should see lot more investors coming forward, adding to the industrial progress of the region.