Huge steel demand in India
New Delhi based JSPL is poised to fulfill the huge steel demand in the country and has established itself as one of the leading players in the industry. With their two pellet plants, each having a capacity of 4.5 MTPA (million tonnes per annum), JSPL is supplying quality pellets and has established a niche for itself in the industry.
Located in the hills of Barbil, in the state of Odisha, JSPL’s 9 MTPA (4.5 million tonnes each) pelletizing complex is India’s largest pellet production facility and biggest pellet exporter. As one of its growth initiatives the company wanted to improve the availability and efficiency of its iron ore pellet plants, which provide the raw material for its steel mills across the country and even outside India.
To meet the desired quality parameters and continuous operations, running the facility at its optimum level with high availability was essential to JSPL. Metso delivered JSPL the first of Barbil’s two pellet plants in 2009. It was set up with a 4.5 MTPA dry grinding circuit. When JSPL decided to ramp up its pellet production with a second unit, Metso offered its partner a solution with lower operating cost and increased availability.