Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Gopalpur, Sept 13:
The first unit of a 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) Ferro Chrome plant, being set up by Tata Steel at Gopalpur in Odisha’s Ganjam district, will start operations by March 2015, a company press release said today.
The steel major has already got in-principle approvals from the designated authorities to set up an industrial park at the same location. Spanning over 2970 acres of land the industrial park includes a multi-product SEZ over 2570 acres and an anchor project by Tata Steel over 400 acres, the release informed.
Anchor investments of Rs 800 crore proposed to be made by Tata Steel at the Gopalpur Industrial Park include the Ferro Chrome Plant, which is under construction after all statutory clearances. The plant is expected to be commissioned by March 2015 with an employment opportunity for about 400 persons both directly and indirectly.
“With Gopalpur project being a top priority for the company, we are currently setting up a 55,000 TPA Ferro Chrome plant. We have recently filed documents seeking environment clearance for another ferro chrome plant at the site,” said Arun Misra, vice president Gopalpur Project, Tata Steel.