The Pellet plant at Barbil has a capacity of 4.5 MTPA production for different grades of pellets. The plant is of dry grinding, with recuperation type of straight grate hearth layer.
The basic engineering of the plant has been designed by M/S AKER KVAERNER, USA keeping in view the location, availability / quality of ore, limestone and other additives. The facility houses a downhill conveyor, wagon trippler, stacker reclaimer projects engineered by M/s MECON, based on in-house studies for material handling and feasible logistics.
Commercial production of the pellet plant commenced at Barbil in December, 2009.
As JSPL is actively engaged in the promotion of alternative fuels, at Barbil, the pellet production will be through coal gasification, replacing fuel. This is an innovative initiative, first-of-its-kind in the world, using circulating fluidised bed technology for coal gasification.
In addition to the existing plant, JSPL is setting up another 4.5 MTPA iron ore pelletisation plant, with wet grinding process and superior quality for steel making.
CSR Initiatives at Barbil
- Commenced the O. P. Jindal School (10+2 co-educational) with all modern facilities at Barbil; present student strength is 570
- Adopted Dhableswar High School, Deojhar on Public Private Partnership mode
- Assisting a tribal school run by social activist Padmashree Tulasi Munda
- Provided teachers in other primary schools to disseminate quality education
- Started a school bus service, enhancing enrolment and reducing absenteeism
- Provided support to an orphanage school at Keonjhar
- Provided infrastructure building support and faculty support to Barbil College
Remuli College and Joda Women’s College
- Adopted ITI Barbil under Public Private Partnership
- 705 candidates underwent short-term training under Skill Development
Initiatives Scheme (SDIS)
- Operating mobile dispensary, catering to 15 villages and over 15,000 people
- Conducted seven health camps, benefiting over 30 villages
- Conducted specialised camps (eye, gynaecology, OBS and dental cases), immunisation programmes, malaria prevention and treatment camps, tuberculosis control programmes, family planning and HIV/AIDS awareness programmes
Drinking water, sanitation and community welfare
- Provided drinking water facilities through pipe water supply, hand pumps and dug wells across several villages
- Constructed low-cost toilets in villages; 80 low-cost toilets have been constructed and 40 are in the pipeline
- Four villages around the plant have been adopted for fogging and anti-larval treatment of the drains and water bodies
- Assisted several villages for sustainable electrification
- Encouraged various tournaments organised by local youth clubs and district administration
- Undertook several infrastructure up-gradation activities across villages