Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has announced that its Jindal Shadeed MIDREX® Plant, located at the Sohar Industrial Port area of Sohar, Oman, surpassed the 10 million tons cumulative production milestone in 2017 with a most impressive 8,642 hours of operation. The combination hot DRI (HDRI)/ hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant, which started trial production of HBI on 5 December 2010, four months ahead of schedule, becomes one of five MIDREX Direct Reduction Plants to reach 10 million tons in 7 ½ years or less.
Jindal Shadeed features a 1.5 Mtpy MIDREX HOTLINK® Plant (elevated hot discharge furnace for feeding HDRI to a nearby melting furnace) with HBI capabilities. JSPL, through its 100% subsidiary Jindal Steel & Power (Mauritius) Ltd., Mauritius (JSPLM) acquired Shadeed Iron & Steel Co. LLC (Shadeed) from the original project owner, AlGhaith Holdings UAE and completed the plant. The Shadeed acquisition was a major step in the international strategic holdings of JSPL, which includes coal and iron ore mines located in Africa and Asia. The plant started commercial production four months ahead of schedule in December 2010, which was achieved by the well-coordinated, collective efforts of Jindal Shadeed, its contractors and sub-contractors along with the strong support of the local community and the Omani government. JSPL has plans to expand Jindal Shadeed, with goals of producing 2 million tons/year of finished steel in the second phase and 4-5 million tons/year of steel in the third phase.
OTHER MIDREX® PLANTS THAT HAVE REACHED 10M TONS (7.5 YEARS OR LESS)
|Plant||Time to reach 10M tons|
|ArcelorMittal Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico)||6 years, 7 months and 6 days|
|Hadeed E (Saudi Arabia)||6 years, 1 month and 15 days|
|Qatar Steel Mod 2||7 years, 1 month and 1 day|
|LGOK HBI-2||7 years, 4 months and 29 days|