JSW Steel Commissions Hot Strip Mill with 5 Million Tonnes Capacity


JSW Steel announced the operational commencement of a hot strip mill at its integrated steel plant located in Vijayanagar, Karnataka. This significant development marks a milestone for the company, as it signifies the start of production and dispatch of steel products from the newly established mill. The mill boasts an impressive annual capacity of 5 million tonnes (MT), as stated in an official filing by JSW Steel.

The subsidiary responsible for this achievement, JSW Vijayanagar Metallics Ltd (JVML), has successfully commissioned the hot strip mill (HSM) at the Vijayanagar plant. This accomplishment not only underscores JSW Steel’s commitment to enhancing its production capabilities but also signifies a significant step towards meeting the growing demand for steel products in the region.

JSW Steel’s HSM facility boasts cutting-edge capabilities for producing plates and coils, highlighted by its state-of-the-art digital reheating furnaces, efficient evaporative cooling system, and innovative waste heat recovery system. The facility, which was ceremoniously lit up on March 17, 2024, has undergone rigorous trial runs and comprehensive quality and delivery testing.

Following these successful tests, the facility has now commenced commercial manufacturing and sales operations, marking a significant milestone for the company. JSW Steel is one of India’s leading integrated steel manufacturers, part of the diversified JSW Group. Established in 1982, the company has grown to become a significant player in the global steel industry.

JSW Steel has a strong presence across the steel value chain, with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and customer-centricity. With a production capacity of 18 million tonnes per annum, JSW Steel operates integrated steel plants in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. The company’s product portfolio includes a wide range of flat and long steel products for various industries such as automotive, infrastructure, and construction.

JSW Steel is committed to environmental stewardship and has implemented various initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance energy efficiency. The company is also actively involved in community development programs, focusing on education, healthcare, and sustainable livelihoods.


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