Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) is one of India's major steel producers with a significant presence in sectors like Mining, Power Generation and Infrastructure. JSPL is a part of the about US $ 15 billion diversified O. P. Jindal Group and is consistently tapping new opportunities by increasing production capacity, diversifying investments, and leveraging its core capabilities to venture into new businesses.
The company produces economical and efficient steel and power through backward integration from its captive coal and iron-ore mines. rom the widest flat products to a whole range of long products, JSPL today sports a product portfolio that caters to varied needs in the steel market. The company also has the distinction of producing the world's longest 121 metre rails and introducing large size parallel flange beams in India.
The company's segments include iron and steel; power, and others. The company's manufacturing plants are located at Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, Angul in Orissa and Patratu in Jharkhand. Its machinery division is located in Raipur. Its coal mines are located at Dongamahua and Tamnar, Chhattisgarh, iron ore mine at Tensa, Orissa and iron ore pelletisation plant at Barbil, Orissa.
Jindal Steel and Power Ltd was incorporated in the year 1979. In the year 1995, the company forayed into power sector and started a company namely, Jindal Power Ltd to engage the power sector. In May 1998, the Steel Melting Shop of the company was shut down due to the explosion. In the year 1999, as per the scheme of arrangement, the Raigarh and Raipur Divisions of Jindal Strips Ltd were hived off the company. In October 2009, they reopened the Steel Melting Shop and commenced operations.
In May 2000, the company commissioned Round Caster Unit set up in Raigarh and started producing Rounds, which import substitution product. Also, the company entered into an agreement with Maharashtra Seamless Ltd for selling 50,000 MT of Rounds annually. Also, they forayed into the Infotech sector and launched Infovergix Technologies.
In the year 2001, the company introduced a new value added product namely, Alloy Steel Rounds, which is used for manufacture of seamless tubes. The company signed an MoU with the Chattisgarh government to invest Rs 6, 400 crore in various projects in the state over the seven years.
During the year 2003-04, the company started manufacturing Universal beams and structures, in addition to manufacturing of value added steel products, such as, rounds, billets, blooms and slabs. In January 7, 2005, the company signed an MoU with Government of Chhattisgarh. In July 5, 2005, they signed an MoUn with Jharkand Government. Also, they inked an agreement with S. African, German Company for coal gasification facility at their proposed six-million-tonne steel plant in Orissa.
In November 3, 2005, they signed a revised MoU was signed with the state Government of Orissa to increase production capacity of proposed steel plant from 2.00 million TPA to 6.0 million TPA. In the year 2006, the company inked a joint venture deal with Bolivia for El Mutun development.
In March 30, 2007, the company signed an MoU with the Government of Chhattisgarh for setting up 2 million TPA Cement plant and 30 MW Power Plant in Raigarh at an estimated cost of Rs720 crore. In April 2007, the company's Plate Mill of 1.0 million TPA capacity was commissioned successfully and commenced commercial production. The company signed an MoU with the Government of Orissa for setting up a 6 Million TPA Integrated Steel Plant near Kerajang Railway Station in Angul District of State of Orissa at an estimated cost of Rs 16, 560 rore.
During the year 2010-11, the company commenced production in 0.6 MTPA capacity wire rod mill and 1.0 MTPA capacity bar mill, at Patratu, Jharkhand. The company through their 100% subsidiary Jindal Steel & Power (Mauritius) Limited, Mauritius (JSPLM), has acquired Shadeed Iron & Steel Co. LLC (SISCO), a Company incorporated under the laws of the Sultanate of Oman, in June 2010. The plant has been commissioned in record time and commercial operations started in December 2010, three months ahead of its schedule.
In May 2010, the company completed the modification in mini blast Furnace and commissioned the steel melting shop (SMS - III). The company synchronized the two units of 135 MW each under Phase - I in May and September 2010 respectively. In May 2010, the company completed the A 0.5 MTPA capacity slag grinding unit at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh. This plant is utilising the slag produced by blast furnace I and II and clinker, purchased from outside, is mixed with slag to produce cement.
In January 2011, the company completed the 0.6 MTPA medium and light section mill at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh and commenced production. In March 2011, the company commissioned the first unit of 135 MW captive power plant in steel plant proposed to be set up at Angul, Orissa.
As of March 31, 2011, the company's installed capacity at its Raigarh Unit include: 13,70,000 metric tons of sponge Iron; 30,00,000 metric tons of mild steel; 36, 000 metric tons of ferro alloys; 623 megawatts of power; 16,70,000 metric tons of hot metal/pig iron; 7,50,000 metric tons of rail and universal beam mill; 10,00,000 metric tons of plate mill, 60,000 metric tons of fabricated structures; 5,00,000 metric tons of cement plant and 6,00,000 metric tons of medium & light section mill.
In January 2012, the company commissioned the fourth unit of 135MW plant at Dongamahua, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh and second unit of 135 MW power plant at Angul, Orissa, with this total 6 units are commissioned in series of 10 units of 135 MW. Jindal Steel Bolivia S.A (JSB), a subsidiary of the company, was allotted land for setting up of an integrated 1.7 MTPA steel plant, a 6 MTPA sponge iron plant, a 10 MTPA iron ore pellet plant and a 450 MW power plant.
The company is in the advanced stage of implementation of Steel Plant in Angul, Orissa. Also, the Captive Power Plant in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh is under implementation. The company is setting up an integrated steel plant in Patratu in the state of Jharkhand. The steel plant is expected to be commissioned in second half of 2013.
The company is expanding production capacity of Machinery Division, Raipur, Chhattisgarh from 5,100 to 10,000 metric tons per annum. During the year, two sheds were completed and the CNC machines have been commissioned enhancing the production capacity to 9,000 metric tons per annum. During the financial year 2011-12, two more sheds will be constructed in which cranes will be installed thereby increasing the production capacity to 10,000 metric tons per annum.