Danieli Corus has successfully commissioned the Greenfield No. 1 Blast Furnace at the Meramandali steel making plant owned and operated by Bhushan Steel Limited (BSL).

Ignition of the furnace took place on Monday 3rd May, at which point hot metal production was quickly ramped up. Further ramping up will be performed as soon as downstream plants are able to accept the hot metal production.

In a press release, the company stated, “Adding the ability to produce hot metal is an essential step for the Meramandali plant in working towards the envisaged 2.3 MTPA total capacity”.