Kalinganagar/ Kolkata, Feb 21:

Tata Steel on Tuesday said its Kalinganagar plant at Odisha’s Jajpur crossed two million tonnes of hot metal production at its blast furnace on last Sunday.

The country’s largest greenfield steel plant, which boasts of an operating blast furnace with 4,330 cubic metre capacity, was commissioned on February 28 last year.

It had achieved one million-tonne-mark on October 9, last year.

“It took about 133 days to reach 2 million tonne production from 1 million tonne. The second million tonne was achieved at a production rate of 7,520 tonnes per day, which is at an operating rate of 2.8 million tonne per annum,” the steel producer said.

Subsequent to the commencement of commercial production in May 2016, the steel plant has started exports of HR Coil and ferro-shots to various countries, it added. (IANS)