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JSW Steel to set up 5 MTPA brown-field expansion project in Ballari, Karnataka

JSW Steel to set up 5 MTPA brown-field expansion project in Ballari, Karnataka

Union Steel Minister, Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, has, laid the foundation stone for the new 5 MTPA project at JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works integrated steel facility in Ballari, Karnataka. This brown-field expansion project is being undertaken through  JSW Vijayanagar Metallics, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSW Steel (the flagship business of US$ 13 billion JSW Group). The Company has earmarked a capex investment of Rs 15,000 crore for this expansion and is expected to be completed by FY24. The foundation stone laying ceremony was conducted in the presence of JSW Steel Chairman Sajjan Jindal along with other government and company officials.

The  Environmental Clearance (EC) for the project has already been received  from the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India and  preliminary clearance from the ‘Single Window High-Level Clearance Committee’ (SHLCC), Government of Karnataka has also been secured. As part of the 18 MTPA Roadmap for its Vijayanagar Works Steel Facility, JSW Steel aims to achieve an additional 1 MTPA expansion through upgradation of the current facility to achieve 13 MTPA capacity within the next 12 months.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh lauded JSW Steel’s contribution to build a stronger India. Dwelling on the growing potential of the steel sector, Steel Minister conveyed that the expansion projects would also help in augmenting the availability of world-class steel and the progressive plans of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India.

Speaking on the occasion, Sajjan Jindal, Chairman of JSW Steel said, “I am thankful to Hon’ble Union Steel Minister for joining us on this memorable day and lay the foundation stone for the new brownfield project at our Vijayanagar steel facility. This expansion reiterates our commitment to be a significant partner in building a stronger India through sustainable means. The new 5 MTPA project at Vijayanagar is aligned to our Sustainability goals and focus on circular economy by optimizing our water, waste, carbon and energy footprint. We will efficiently execute this brownfield expansion by leveraging our strong project capabilities and track record. Through the new investments planned here, we will create new job opportunities as well as generate immense value for all our stakeholders. Through the introduction of Artificial Intelligence and other Industry 4.0 interventions at this facility, it will become an integral part of our network of digitally connected smart steel factories in India.”


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