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TATA STEEL, formerly known as Tata Iron and Steel Company Ltd (TISCO), the company around which the entire township of Jamshedpur was built, was registered in Bombay (now Mumbai) on August 26, 1907.
It had an initial capacity of 160,000 tones of pig iron, 100,000 tones of ingot steel, 70,000 tones of rails, beams and shapes and 20,000 tones of bars, hoops and rods. It also had a powerhouse, auxiliary facilities and laboratory. In 1917, the company increased its steel production capacity to 500,000 tones and introduced the Modern Duplex process of making steel. Since then the company has continued to add new units and increase capacity.
Beginning in the 1980s, the company undertook in various phases an ambitious modernization Programmed. The first phase, between 1981 and 1985, involved a total project cost of Rs 223 cores. This phase, among other things, saw the installation of two 130 tone LD converters, two 250 tons a day Oxygen Plants, a bar forging machine, two vertical twin shaft lime kilns and a tar-dolor brick plant.
Significantly, a six strand billet caster and a 130 tone vacuum arc refining unit were installed, tattoo in the integrated steel plant.
The Second Phase (1985-1992), involving a project cost of Rs. 780 cores, saw for the first time in India coal injection in blast furnaces and coke oven battery with 54 ovens using stamp-charging technology.
Apart from this, a 0.3 tap (million tons per annum) wire rod mill, a 2.5 tap sinter plant, a bedding and blending plant and a waste recycling plant of 1 tap were installed.
The company recently commissioned its 1.2 tm (million tone) capacity Cold Rolling Mill Complex at a project cost of Rs. 1600 cores. This Four Phase Modernization Programmed has enabled Tata Steel to be equipped with the most modern steel making facilities in the world. As of today, the Tata Steel facility has a Hot Metal capacity of 3.8mtpa and a Crude Steel capacity of 3.5 tap, corresponding...