Tata Steel Long Products’ arm commences operations with lighting of blast furnace
4th Oct 2022

Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) has achieved a major milestone with the restarting of the Blast Furnace at the Kalinganagar plant of its subsidiary, Neelachal Ispat Nigam (NINL), just 90 days after the completion of its acquisition on July 4, 2022. The rapid restart underlines Tata Steel’s commitment to the site, the underlying strength of the existing assets and its importance to Tata Steel’s strategy.

Tata Steel has a stated strategy of growing its long-products capacity in India, in line with expected growth in demand driven by infrastructure build, government investment and spend on retail housing. Tata Steel already has category leading brands in its portfolio such as Tata Tiscon, and an extensive, pan-India retail and distribution network. It has announced plans to invest in the NINL site to build a dedicated 4.5 million tons per annum state-of-the-art long products complex over the next few years. Given the close proximity to Tata Steel’s existing facility at Kalinganagar, it is able to realise significant synergies in terms of shared infrastructure, resources, and management.

Tata Steel Long Products is one of India’s largest merchant sponge iron manufacturers. The company is engaged in the production of sponge iron by direct reduction method of iron ore and power generation from waste heat.