VISA Steel has established a 250 cubic metre Blast Furnace with a capacity to produce 225,000 TPA Pig Iron in 2005. The Company commissioned the Blast Furnace within 11 months of being a Greenfield site, which was a record. The Blast Furnace, with state-of-the-art technology from SMS Demag/TRF, has turbo blowers and hot blast stoves which ensures a higher productivity and improved quality parameters.
The company has commissioned 2 x 16. 5 mva submerged arc furnaces in 2007 for the production of 50,000 tonnes per annum high carbon ferro chrome at the kalinganagar industrial complex, orissa. The plant has been constructed with state-of-the-art technology to produce high carbon ferro chrome of superior and consistent quality.
the ferro chrome plant utilises a mix of hard lumpy chrome ore, chrome ore briquettes & friable chrome ore as its input charge material. The chrome ore is sourced from orissa mining corporation, which is the largest supplier of chrome ore in india.
A 0.5 Million TPA Special and Stainless Steel Plant is in an advanced stage of construction. The Steel Melting Shop (SMS) will have a 70 MT EAF, VD, LRF and a Continuous Caster with provision for AOD as well for melting of Stainless Steel.
The billets with size of 160 mm x 160 mm produced from the SMS shall be rolled in a Bar & Wire Rod Mill to produce different sizes of Bars (20 mm to 63 mm) and Wire Rods (5.5 mm to 20 mm).
The company has commissioned 2 x 500 tpd direct reduced iron (sponge iron) rotary kilns with a production capacity of 300,000 tpa at kalinganagar industrial complex, orissa, using the proven german sl/rn technology provided by outotec oyj (formerly lurgi metallurgie gmbh).
sponge iron, also known as direct reduced iron is produced from hematite iron ore (5 to 20 mm size) / iron oxide pellets (6 to 18 mm size) by removing the oxygen by direct reduction process using non coking coal as fuel and reducing agent in rotary kiln. Sponge iron is rich in metallic iron (pure iron) and consistent chemical & physical characteristics. This provides secondary steel makers flexibility in preparing their furnace charge to produce finer quality steels than what is possible using steel scrap only.