Tata Steel has commissioned its new 0.5 million tonnes per annum recycling plant at Rohtak in Haryana. The plant has been set up in collaboration with Aarti Green Tech on a build, own, operate (BOO) basis. Tata Steel said it is the first such facility in India equipped with modern and mechanised equipment like shredder, baler and material handler.
The scrap will be procured from various market segments like end-of-life vehicles, obsolete households, construction and demolition, and industrial through an App FerroHaat.
It will then be processed through mechanised equipment and high-quality processed scrap will be supplied for downstream steel making. Steel produced through the recycled route entails lower carbon emissions, resource consumption and energy utilisation.
Simultaneously, Tata Steel has also launched two new brands — Tata FerroBaled and Tata FerroShred — for the baled and shredded ferrous scrap produced in its new facility.
Yogesh Bedi, Chief of steel recycling business, said steel can be recycled again and again without losing its properties. From that perspective, steel scrap is a valuable resource and an important future raw material for steel making.
“Recycling scrap ensures the closure of circular economy loop. The brand names will give a distinct identity to the processed scrap and ensure a standardised quality product for the customer and simultaneously raise the bar of the scrap industry,” he said.