The Indian Institute
of Metals - Delhi Chapter organized a Ferro Alloys Workshop
on 01 May 2012 at their Chapter premises.
The following two
presentations were made in the Workshop
Ferro Alloy Industry
Present Status and Future Outlook
C N Harman
Director (Technical), Facor Alloys Ltd
Ore, Chrome Ore, Ferro Alloys
Director (Production & Planning), MOIL
Forty five representatives
participated in the deliberations of the Workshop. They
included representatives from: Tata Steel, M N Dastur
& Co, Mecon, SAIL, Jindal Steel, Steel Furnaces Association,
ECI, MOIL, Department of Steel and representatives from
various Ferro Alloys Manufacturing Units.
to the Workshop were welcomed by Shri S C Suri, Vice
Chairman, IIM DC. Shri Suri briefed the participants
about the various activities of IIM and the activities
of IIM DC. Shri Suri also highlighted the theme and
importance of the Ferro Alloys Workshop. An introduction
to the Workshop was given by Shri K L Mehrotra, Vice
Chairman, IIM DC. Shri G I S Chauhan, Joint Secretary
IIM DC introduced the two speakers who made the presentations.
|The presentation specifically included the following
- Industry’s profile and expansion of the bulk Ferro
- Current status of the industry with production
level and extent of imports and exports of different
- Availability of quality inputs
- Review of the technology adopted for production
of different ferro alloys
- Challenges and opportunities in the Ferro Alloy
A special emphasis
was made by Mr. Harman about the power and logistic
constraints faced by the Ferro Alloy Industry. Mr. Harman
also stated that the Ferro Alloy Industry is facing
problems due to high prices of manganese and chrome
ore, coal, coke and high energy tariff. There was a
detailed question-answer session after the presentation
by Mr. Harman.
- India’s present and projected steel demand
- The raw material scenario for Iron Ore, Coking
Coal and Manganese Ore
- Production details of Ferro manganese, Ferro Silicon,
- Import and export of major ferro alloys
- Projected demand of different raw materials and
demand for ferro manganese, silico manganese, ferro
silicon, ferro chrome in the 12th Five Year Plan.
Shri Kundargi’s presentation
made specific recommendations in the following areas
- Increased focus and attention to ensure high rate
of recovery of manganese from the ore by beneficiation
and sintering process
- Need for undertaking extensive surveys by Geological
Survey of India in order to identify new ore deposits
for production of different ferro alloys
Full text of both
the presentations were made available to the Workshop
participants. The same can also be accessed above.
former Vice Chairman (SAIL) made valuable observations
about Ferro Alloys industry in India.
There were lively
interactive comments made by the participants. A special
mention need be made of the comments/observations made
by Shri A C R Das, Industrial Adviser, Deptt. of Steel,
Shri B D Jethra, Member EC, IIM DC, Shri P N Shali,
Director, ECI, Shri K L Mehrotra, Vice Chairman IIM
DC, Shri Anil Gupta, Chairman, IIM DC and several other
Mementoes were presented
to Mr. Harman, Mr. Kundargi and Dr. G Mukherjee by Shri
Anil Gupta, Chairman IIM DC.
Vote of thanks was
proposed by Shri V C Singhal, Secretary IIM DC.
The Workshop ended
with a lunch hosted by IIM DC for the participants.