Tata Steel commissions Coke Oven Battery
~Mr. Cyrus Mistry inaugurates the facility at Jamshedpur~
Tata Steel's new Coke Oven Battery #11 was commissioned today by Mr Cyrus P. Mistry, Tata Group Chairman at Jamshedpur. With the commissioning of the Coke Oven Battery #11, the Company will be self-sufficient in coke requirement for stable operation of Jamshedpur Steel works.
Built at a production capacity of 0.7 million tonnes per annum, the Coke Oven Battery #11 operates with 88 ovens with stamp charge technology and is the largest coke oven complex at the Jamshedpur works. The state-of-the-art facility meets all environmental norms and consists of various features to take care of the plant and human safety.
Inaugurating the coke oven battery # 11, Mr Cyrus P Mistry, Tata Group Chairman congratulated and thanked the entire Tata Steel team, partners, suppliers and contractors and said, 'The commissioning of the Coke Oven Battery # 11, also the last milestone project in the completion of the 3 MnTPA expansion at Jamshedpur Steel Works, is indeed a proud moment for all of us. The project will bring about commercially significant difference to the operations at the Company.' Mr Misty while also emphasizing on the aspect of safety said 'It is an area where we need to improve and endeavour to break set records in all future projects.'
On the occasion, Mr TV Narendran, MD Tata Steel, India and SEA said, 'It was a challenging project and I take this opportunity to compliment all the members for the successful completion. We have a strong track record of successful implementation of large and complex projects across the steel sector.' He further added, 'We are committed to deliver the best to our customers and the commissioning of the Coke Oven Battery # 11 along with our efforts at the Kalinganagar Plant will reinforce our leadership position in the space.'
The other dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr Anand Sen, President (TQM & Steel Business), Mr P N Singh, President, Tata Workers' Union and other senior functionaries of the Company.
Mr PN Singh, President, Tata Workers' Union appreciated the commendable effort of Tata Steel in achieving the milestone. Mr Singh also thanked everyone associated with the project for completing the project safely despite the difficulties faced due to various site constraints.
About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top-ten global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of over 29 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 24.82 billion in FY 13, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group's vision is to be the world's steel industry benchmark in "Value Creation" and "Corporate Citizenship" through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.