Tata Steel is preparing its first ferrous scrap-based steel recycling plant in India, currently under construction in Rohtak, Haryana. The opening shipment of scrap was identified on July 24 and the plant will soon be commissioned, Tata said in a statement on Tuesday.
The facility will have a production capacity of 500,000mt per year and is being assembled in cooperation with Aarti Green Tech, a subsidiary of Aarti Steel. The plant will be the first of its kind in the country, equipped with an electric-arc furnace (EAF), shredder, baler, material handling equipment, and more.
Yogesh Bedi, chief of Tata’s steel recycling business, said the use of EAFs in processing ferrous scrap is developing globally; Looking ahead, it will be essential in order to maintain progress in India.
The project intends to make raw material readily available to the steel industry, in the form of processed ferrous scrap. This will simplify the disorganized scrap supply chain that currently exists in the country. It will also reduce reliance on imported materials for manufacturing.
The company has an annual crude steel capacity of 34mn mt and its recycling business will be a value-added program that will allow for a more circular economy and sustainable future.