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    The flagship company of the JSW Group, JSW Steel Limited is India’s second largest steel company in the private sector. The company was originally called JISCO – Jindal Iron and Steel Company. Founded in 1982, the first JSW steel plant was in Vasind, near Mumbai (Maharashtra).

    Today, they have 14 JSW steel plants, with a combined capacity of 29.7 MTPA (India & USA). Steel and related products are its key revenue contributors driving almost 98% of the company’s revenue. The company aims to increase its steel plant capacity to 38.5 MTPA by FY25. JSW Neosteel TMT bar is one of their most popular products. (Also read: JSW Neosteel price list)

    Let us take a look at JSW’s different steel plants, their locations, and capacity.

    For more information on JSW Group, visit their website: jsw.in/

    For details on JSW Steel plants and products, visit: jswsteel.in/

    Also read: First iron and steel industry in India – Learn how India’s iron and steel industry emerged

    JSW Steel Plants – Facilities in India

    JSW Steel is an integrated steel producer. It has 14 steel plants, and operates in India, USA and Europe.

    Its largest single location steel producing unit is in Vijayanagar, Karnataka. In recent news, the company has formed a 50:50 joint venture with Japan’s JFE Steel Corporation, with manufacturing based out of Bellary, Karnataka. With plans of starting production in 2027, the plant will produce grain-oriented electrical steel, making it the first steel company to produce this type of steel end to end (Source: Business Today, February 2024).

    JSW Steel is an innovation, research and technology lead company, and regarded among the top 10 steel companies in India. On that note, we take a look at JSW Steel facilities in India (popular ones).

    1. JSW Vijayanagar steel plant

    The steel conglomerate’s Vijayanagar steelworks is considered to be the world’s sixth largest steel plant. It is a fully integrated steel plant (Also read: Integrated vs mini steel plants), using the latest innovations and advanced technologies in steel production.

    The steel mill is strategically located in the Ballari-Hospete iron ore belt, that makes procuring raw materials for steel production (i.e., iron) logistically and economically viable. It is also connected to major ports, namely those at Goa and Chennai, facilitating efficient steel transportation.

    Key highlights of JSW Vijayanagar steel plant:

    • Founded in:1994 (as JVSL)
    • Production capacity: 12 MTPA
    • Low carbon footprint with recycling of 96% of coke oven gas for power generation
    • Almost 95% of process waste is reused
    • Corex technology used for hot metal and steel production (gaining competitive advantage of using innovative tech by being the first plant in India to use this technology)
    • Has the country’s widest hot strip mill with up to 2100mm width
    • Its blast furnace is considered among India’s largest
    • Main steel products: Hot rolled coils and sheets, CR close annealed coils and sheets, billets

    In news, the JSW Group has partnered with Finland-based firm, Coolbrook to implement a low carbon emission technology (i.e., RotoDynamic Heater RDH Technology) at its Vijayanagar steel plant. (Source: The Economic Times, January 2024).

    For more details on the JSW Vijayanagar works, check: jswsteel.in/vijayanagar-works

    2. Dolvi steel plant

    The JSW steel plant at Dolvi, is a 10MTPA integrated steel plant. Located on the west coast of Maharashtra, it can leverage the benefits of water transportation for the movement of steel and other materials. To facilitate this, it’s as such connected to a jetty with the capacity of handing cargo up to 15MTPA.

    In news, JSW Dolvi steel plant is set to launch a new state-of-the-art blast furnace which would increase its steel production by 4.5 MTPA by 2026. The plant currently produces 10MTPA through its electric arc and blast furnace and this new addition would enable the steelmaker to scale plant production by almost 45%. This new addition would also incorporate green elements to reduce carbon emissions and adhere to the country’s sustainability and green initiatives. (Source: GMK Center, March 2024)

    Also read: How to reduce steel’s carbon footprint

    For more details on JSW Dolvi steel plant, visit: jswsteel.in/dolvi-works

    Key highlights of JSW Dolvi works:

    • Total production capacity: 10MTPA
    • It’s a brownfield and greenfield project
    • A 2.5MTPA capacity second sinter plant has also been set, along with a 1.5MTPA billet caster and 1.4MTPA bar mill
    • First plant to combine Conarc Technology for steel manufacturing and compact strip production
    • Main product: Hot rolled coils
    • Focus industry: Automotive, consumer durables, industrial products

    3. JSW Salem works

    Tamil Nadu is one of the leading states in automobile and auto components sector, and that gives JSW’s Salem steel plant the advantage of location. It’s close to Chennai and Bangalore and has been a key contributor to steel in automotive in the southern parts of the country. The plant is 100% into long products, of which almost 95% caters to the requirements of the auto industry (Source: Business Standard, August 2023).

    Salem also has locational advantages of a strong network of rails, road, and water transportation, making it convenient to transport steel and raw materials in a cost-effective, safe and timely manner.

    To learn more about JSW Salem Works, visit: jswsteel.in/salem-works

    Key highlights of JSW Salem steel facility:

    • In 2010, a blooming mill of 0.5MTPA was commissioned
    • It’s India’s largest special alloys steel plant for long products with a capacity of 1MTPA
    • Uses Energy Optimising Furnace (EOF) for production of special steel (i.e., alloy steel from hot metal)
    • Offers a diverse range of over 850 special grades of steel
    • It also has a bar and rod mill, bar annealing facility and bright bar unit
    • The Salem works achieves zero-wastage discharge

    4. JSW – Bhushan Power & Steel Limited

    Of the many steel plants in Odisha, JSW’s Bhushan Power & Steel Limited is the next name on our list.

    BPSL was acquired by JSW Steel in 2021 (through a wholly owned subsidiary Piombino Steel) by paying off its depts. It’s a leading manufacturer of long and flat products and produces different types of steel across the entire steel value chain. Its products cater to high-grade quality as per domestic and international standards.

    JSW Steel has designed a capex plan to expand steel production at the various plants. A budget of ₹12,000 crores has been set aside for a capacity increase of 6.5MTPA. This will be between the plants at BPSL and Vijayanagar (Source: Manufacturing Today, October 2023).

    You can learn more from their website: jswsteel.in/bhushan-power-steel-limited-works

    Key features of JSW-BPSL steel facility:

    • Current steel plant capacity: 3.5MTPA
    • Type of plant: Greenfield steel
    • Main products: Hot rolled coils, CR coils, sheets, tor steel, special alloy steel wire rods, etc.
    • Main industries: Automotive, power, telecommunications, furniture, white goods, construction

    5. JSW Vasind steel plant

    The next in line of JSW steel plant in India is the works at Vasind, near Mumbai. It is known for being JSW’s largest exporter and producer of coated steel, its main markets being US, Europe and the Middle East.

    Learn more about the plant by visiting: jswsteel.in/vasind-works

    Key highlights of JSW Vasind steelworks:

    • Switched to green fuel RLNG (from LPG) in 2013
    • Has a railway siding within the premise
    • Main products: Colour coated steel products, galvanised steel and galvalume products
    • Main industry: Appliance sector (e.g., refrigerator, washing machines, air conditioners)

    Also read: Green steel manufacturing – Meaning and types

    Apart from these plants, some of the other JSW steel pant facilities in India are at:

    • Kalmeshwar works
    • Tarapur works
    • JSW Ispat special products
    • Asian Colour Coated Ispat

    JSW steel plant in India – What lies ahead

    The demand for domestic steel has been on an upward trend with major steel manufacturers (e.g. Tata Steel, JSW Steel, etc.) all investing heavily in expanding its steel plant’s production capacities. With the government’s large scale budget allotment for infrastructure development projects (Also read: What the Interim Budget means for the steel sector), there’s also interest from foreign steelmakers to venture into the Indian steel market.

    JSW Steel, in the last few years has been scaling exponentially and has already outlined capex plans for investment across its steel plants in the next few years. It has plans of expanding it steel facility capacity to 38.5MTPA in the next few years.

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    Sohini Banerjee

    Sohini is a seasoned content writer with 12 years’ experience in developing marketing and business content across multiple formats. At Tata nexarc, she leverages her skills in crafting curated content on the Indian MSME sector, steel procurement, and logistics. In her personal time, she enjoys reading fiction and being up-to-date on trends in digital marketing and the Indian business ecosystem.