Electric steelmaking plant with DRI charging system successfully put into operation at Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
On August 7, 2013, the birthday of Shri. Om Prakash Jindal, Founder Chairman of the Jindal Group, SMS Siemag, Germany, (www.sms-siemag.com) successfully commissioned an electric steelmaking plant at Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL). The plant in Angul in the north-eastern province of Orissa is designed for an annual production of around 2.5 million tons of steel. It processes hot-charged direct reduced iron (DRI) and hot metal.
SMS Siemag´s scope of supply comprises a powerful 250-t ARCCESS® electric arc furnace with a 200-MVA transformer, the additive supply system and a 250-ton ladle furnace. The plant comes with a gas cleaning system, ensuring compliance with high environmental standards.
The electric steelmaking plant has been completely equipped with
X-Pact® electrical and automation systems including the technological process models (level 2).
Jindal Steel & Power already has two 100-tons electric arc furnaces from SMS Siemag, which have been successfully in operation since 2005.
Production of hot DRI
The DRI making process allows the removal of DRI product at high temperatures from the shaft furnace and feeding it at a temperature of about 600 °C continuously to the electric-arc-based melting process. HDRI (Hot Directly Reduced Iron) exploits the thermal energy from the reduction process and is directly charged into the arc furnace via a special charging system.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.