Union Minister Of Steel To Inaugurate Silica Reduction Plant Project At SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant’s Dalli Mines

Silica Reduction Plant to improve Blast Furnace productivity and further the national goal for carbon neutrality

Union Minister for Steel and Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, will virtually inaugurate from New Delhi, the Silica Reduction Plant at Steel Authority of India Limited’s (SAIL) Bhilai Steel Plant’s Dalli Mines on June 23, 2023.

The iron ore reserves in the 60-year-old mines of SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant’s Dalli and Rajhara group are depleting rapidly and study revealed the need to refine iron ore of size less than 1 mm to achieve the desired grade for effective usage in the Blast Furnace. The Silica Reduction Plant, with an investment of over ₹149 Crore, is aligned with the existing Crushing, Screening and Washing (CSW) wet plant at Dalli. This plant is equipped with the state-of-the-art beneficiation equipment and aims to enhance the iron ore supplied to Bhilai Steel Plant, thereby increasing the annual production from the blast furnaces and reducing coke consumption & carbon emission.

Under the leadership of Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel, the Steel Ministry is focused on promoting de-carbonization in the Indian steel industry and formulating a long-term roadmap for green steel production in collaboration with the steel industry. SAIL aligns itself with the national goal for carbon neutrality and the Silica Reduction Plant at Dalli-Rajhara Mines is a significant step in this direction.

The project has been completed with the help of various state Govt. agencies, local administration and elected representatives.

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