Keonjhar, Orissa, India
Engineering Products - Manufacturer,
Public. Ltd. Firm Since 1982
Tata Sponge Iron Limited (TSIL) was incorporated in 1982 as a joint venture of Tata Steel and the Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Orissa Limited (IPICOL). It was set up for the production of sponge iron based on the TISCO Direct Reduction (TDR) technology, which was developed in-house at Tata Steel. Later during 1991, Tata Steel acquired IPICOLs stake and at present TSIL is a sister company of Tata Steel.
TSIL is located at Bilaipada near Joda, in the Keonjhar District of Orissa. From the point of view of raw materials availability, infrastructure facilities and accessibility to the market, the plant is ideally located in the close proximity of iron ore mines and sponge iron consumers of Eastern region.
TSIL was the first Indian sponge iron company to receive ISO-9002 certification. The company has also won several prestigious national awards in product quality, as well as national & state awards in safety.
Manufacturers of sponge iron : The process of sponge iron making aims to remove oxygen from iron ore. When that occurs, the departing oxygen causes micro pores in the ore body making it porous. The final product, when observed under a microscope, resembles a honeycomb structure looking spongy in texture, hence the name sponge iron. Production of steel through the conventional blast furnace route requires coking coal, of which India has limited reserves. Therefore, evolution of a technology for the reduction of iron ore using abundantly available non coking coal was contemplated, giving birth to direct reduced iron technology. Iron ore (haematite) and non-coking coal are the prime raw materials for the production of sponge iron.
At Bilaipada, P.O. Joda
Keonjhar - 758034 (Orissa) India