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KIOCL plans to set up pellet plant in JV with SAIL


Team Udayavani, Dec 4, 2018, 8:55 AM IST

New Delhi/Mangaluru: Pellet maker KIOCL said Monday it is planning to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) to set up a pellet plant under a joint venture (JV). KIOCL has already approached SAIL in this regard, confirmed a source. 

In a statement, KIOCL said the company has already diversified in the field of O&M services (operation and maintenance) and proposes to expand its operation in other parts of the country by setting up new pellet plant which is a requirement of the day. KIOCL Ltd, under the Steel Ministry, has an iron oxide pellet plant with a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum at Mangaluru in Karnataka. 

“KIOCL CMD Subba Rao has expressed that keeping the above background and experience in view and diversify/expand KIOCL’s operation by making use of the emerging opportunities. KIOCL has already signed a MoU with RINL to set up a 2 MTPA pellet plant at Vizag. On similar lines, KIOCL is planning to sign a MoU to set a pellet plant under JV with SAIL,” the company said. 

Steelmaker SAIL did not comment on the development. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), also known as Vizag Steel, is a Public steel producer based in Visakhapatnam. 

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