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South Sponge Iron plans expansion of unit in Koppathimmanahalli

Project Location : Koppathimmanahalli, Kolar district, Karnataka

South India Sponge Iron is planning to expand its sponge iron plant capacity. The project involves expanding the sponge iron unit located at Village Koppathimmanahalli in Kolar district of Karnataka from 30,000 MTPA to 55,000 MTPA. Ore Pre-heater Technology will be adopted in the Sponge Iron manufacturing process in which another elevated rotary kiln (75 TPD) will be installed in line with production kiln and placed between main kiln & After Burning Chamber (ABC) in the proposed expansion. The technology will basically use the waste heat of sponge iron by traditional method to improve the productivity by 50% and reduce coal consumption by 15%, which in turn will reduce the cost of production. Therefore, No. WHRB will be installed. The project is estimated to cost Rs.116.6 million

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