Tata Steel's Bedding Blending and Sinter Plan celebrates Silver Jubilee
The Bedding, Blending and Sinter Plant (BBSP#2) known as BBSP2 Plant at the Tata Steel plant in Jamshedpur celebrated the successful 25 years of operations. During the past 25 years the two sections of the Sinter Plant have contributed significantly to the journey of Tata Steel.
Bedding, Blending and Sinter Plant known as BBSP2 Plant started its ourney in the year 1988, when Tata Steel embarked upon Phase-II of its Modernisation Programme to augment sinter production to 2.50 MTPA.
It started under the stewardship of Dr J. J. Irani, a dynamic leader with vision who could foresee the need to utilize the blue dust, rich in iron content, occurring in Noamundi iron mines. Moreover, in its endeavour to reach the world benchmark of agglomerates in Blast Furnace burden, the BBSP#2 was introduced. The induction of BBSP#2 was a major step in in the Modernization Programme which helped to prepare homogeneous basemix leading to better sinter production. It was for the first time that any Steel Plant in India had a Bedding Blending unit.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, TV Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India and SEA said, "Over the last 25 years, the two sections of the Sinter Plant, RMBB#1 and SP#2, have contributed significantly to enabling the Blast Furnaces to operate at optimum capacity. I take this opportunity to congratulate each member of Tata Steel family for their untiring efforts in this regard over the years. I am sure BB and SP#2 will continue to produce agglomerates in record volumes and keep the Blast Furnaces at the Jamshedpur Steel Works running at optimum capacity in the years ahead as well."
Speaking on the occasion, Anand Sen, President, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel, stated, "The BBSP-2, an integral part of the sinter plant has undergone a very impressive transition over the years, from 1988 to the way we see it today. As a part of the modernization drive of the company in 1988, the BBSP-2 was conceived to augment the sinter production to 2.5 M tons. In 25 years, the division has witnessed its share of crests and troughs while also registering several records, which we all are very proud of."
Also present on the occasion was P N Singh, President, Tata Workers' Union, Tata Steel who congratulated everyone on the historic moment. He stressed upon the importance of having Sinter Plant for our steel production and the critical role played by each employees of Sinter plant#2 in achieving greater heights for the last 25 years.
(Posted on 14-04-2014)