Steel Making

The steel plant of MISL is located on about 237 hectares in Odisha, the steel belt of India. MISL has two, 389 cubic meters blast furnaces supported by commensurate raw material handling system, power plant and blower house, power distribution system, plant water system and associated essential services. The hot metal production capacity of the existing blast furnaces has been estimated to be around 700,000 tonnes per year, with up to 70 per cent sinter in the burden and balance sized ore. The hot metal is currently cast into Pig Iron. MISL has now embarked on a major expansion at its plant. The expansion is consistent with the company’s philosophy of becoming one of India’s major fully integrated steel companies. The current expansion plan is to take the finished steel capacity to 3.5 million tonnes in 2 phases. The finished products will be wire rods and rebars.

Iron Making

The plant has two operating blast furnaces of useful volumes 389 cubic meters each. The furnaces produce about 1,200 tonnes of hot metal per day. The output is sold as Pig Iron. Two 100 tph pig casting machines support the system. The blast furnaces are designed for 0.5 MPa top pressure. The stoves provided in each furnace are capable of delivering hot blast at 1000 C. Gas cleaning is by adjustable venturi washer. Material charging is by skip car. Facilities for screening of sinter, coke and weighing of the feed materials are provided.

Plant Power Distribution

Power is received over 132 kV double circuit line from Old Duburi sub-station of OPTCL and terminated at MISL switchyard with double bus arrangement. The power limitation for each circuit is 80 MVA. Only one bus is in operation at present. MISL can import upto 3 MVA power from the grid as per present power purchase agreement.
Main HT power distribution in the plant is at 6.6 kV with Main Step Down Substation (MSDS) located adjacent to the 132 kV switchyard. 6.6 kV MSDS is having two bus sections, each feeding various plant local sub-stations. MISL generates about 3 NW power in its own BF gas based 2 x 4.5 MW captive power plant (CPP) and imports about 1.5 MW power from the grid. Existing CPP comprises three 50 tph boilers with BF gas heating and liquid fuel support for generation of steam to run Turbo-Blowers TB-1, TB-2 and TB-3 (one standby) and 4.5 MW Turbo-Generators TG-1 and TG-2 (one of the generators serve as standby at present). The Turbo-Generators (TG-1 and TG-2) feed the 6.6 kV CPP sub-station which in turn is connected to the MSDS.

Plant Water System

Raw make-up water is presently available at plant site through the existing 800 mm diameter, 17 Km long, 1600 m3 per hour capacity cross-country line from IDCO intake pump house on river Brahmani. The plant raw water reservoir capacity is about 120,000 m3. The plant water system comprises raw water treatment plant, water systems pertaining to BF-1 and BF-2, water system for slag granulation for BF-1 and BF-2, water system for CPP and drinking water system. One 150 m3 per day demin plant is also in operation.

Auxiliary facilities

The plant has adequate covered space for central stores, central maintenance shop and laboratory to cater to its existing requirement.

Roads and Drainage

The plant has a regular network of roads, partly metalled. The plant drainage system is partly in place.

Rail Yard

MISL have obtained approval from railways for an in-plant railway yard along with its connection with the east coast railway track near Sukinda Road. This yard will be connected with the east coast railway between Jakhapura and Sukinda Road stations, near the south eastern boundary of the plant. This would enable the plant to receive majority of the raw materials by rail.