Essar Steel India has commissioned the third Pickling line at its Hazira facility that ensures the production of a perfect steel strip with clean, scale-free surfaces without over-pickling the steel strip.
With the commissioning of 0.5 MTPA capacity, the total pickling capacity of Essar Steel at Hazira has gone upto 2 MTPA. Along 0.65 MTPA pickling capacity at its Pune facility, the total picking capacity of Essar Steel has now increased to 2.65 MTPA.
The commissioning of this facility is in line with the company’s plan to enhance its value-added steel production.
Essar Steel is an integrated steel producer with an annual production capacity 10 MTPA with strong downstream presence in Cold Rolling, Galvanizing, Annealing, Colour Coating and Pipe products.
The Pickling Line no. 3 will add one more value added product in Essar Steel’s product basket i.e. “Thick & Wide HRPO” meant for automobiles and other customers. The product will have a thickness range of 3 to 12 mm and width up to 1850mm.
The Pickling Line no. 3 was commissioned in a record 11 months under the stewardship of Mr Rajiv Bhatnagar and was inaugurated by Shri Shashi Ruia (Chairman, Essar) and Shri. J Mehra (Director, EStIL) on the 24th of February 2017. Shri Ravi Ruia (Vice Chairman, Essar) visited the site to inspect the new facility.
Shri Shashi Ruia congratulated to the whole team of Essar Steel on this achievement.