Tata Sponge Iron

Tata Sponge Iron (TSIL) manufactures sponge iron. Incorporated in 1982, the company, formerly known as Ipitata Sponge Iron, was set up as joint venture between Tata Steel and the Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Orissa (IPICOL). It became an associate company of Tata Steel in 1991.

Tata Sponge Iron

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Sponge iron is made by removing oxygen from iron ore. The product is used in making high quality steels. TSIL has the capacity to produce 390,000 tonnes of sponge iron per annum.

The company also has two captive power plants that generate 26mw of power from the waste heat of exit gases from its kilns; the power generated is in excess of what the company needs for internal consumption.


TSIL’s headquarters is in Bilaipada near Joda, in the Keonjhar district of Orissa in eastern India.

This profile was last updated on November 07, 2013 at 05:00 IST
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