VISA Steel has signed an MoU with the Government of Chhattisgarh for setting up a 2.5 million integrated Carbon Steel Plant at Kotarlia in Raigarh District being planned with 500 MW Captive Power Plant.
Out of the total land of 1000 acres, 280 acres has already been acquired and the balance land is under the process of acquisition.
Water is allotted from Sapnai river which is at a distance of 1 km from the plant site.
400 KV power connectivity from Kotra Grid of PGCIL, has been obtained.
The facilities will include –
- Rebar / Wire Rod / Section Mill
- Steel Melt Shop
- Blast Furnace
- Coke Plant
- Sponge Iron Plant
- Power Plant
- Iron Ore Pellet Plant
- Iron Ore Sinter Plant
- Coal Washery
Location and logistics
The Plant will be located in close proximity to the Raigarh Coalfields situated only 30 Km away. It will also be in close proximity to Iron Ore deposits in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh and the Joda-Barbil area of Odisha and Jharkhand. The nearest Railway Station is Kotarlia which is on the main Mumbai – Kolkata Railway line which offers good logistics for inward movement of raw materials and outward despatches of finished products.
Raw material linkages
The Company plans to integrate backwards to the mining of Iron Ore and Coal in Chhattisgarh. Captive Iron Ore mining lease in Chhattisgarh is presently under the process of allotment by the Government.
Process and technology
- Iron Ore Fines shall be beneficiated and pelletised for conversion into Sponge Iron, a low cost metallic input for steel making.
- Waste Heat and middlings from the Coal Washery shall be used to generate low cost power for captive use.
- Modern Steel Melt Shop and Rolling Mill for producing high quality Rebars, Wire Rods and Sections for use in construction industry.