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Kalinganagar: The Tata Steel plant located in Kalinganagar Industrial Complex in Jajpur district of Odisha has achieved a milestone with hot metal production at its Blast Furnace crossing two million tonnes.

The plant, which boasts of the largest operating Blast Furnace of the country with 4,330 cubic metre capacity, was blown in on February 28, 2016.The Blast Furnace achieved the first million tonne production of hot metal on October 9, 2016, a company release today said.

It took about 133 days to reach two million tonne production from one million tonne in February 19. The second million tonne was achieved at a production rate of 7,520 tonnes per day, which was at an operating rate of 2.8 million tonnes per annum, it said.

Subsequent to the commencement of commercial production in May 2016, the state-of-the-art steel plant has achieved several operational milestones.

Besides, it has also started exports of HR Coil and Tata Ferro-shots to various countries, the release added. PTI

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