36 ancillary industry to come up with Posco plant

Bhubaneswar: As many as 36 ancillary industries and 19 downstream units were expected to come up with the commissioning of Posco`s 12 mtpa steel plant near Paradip, Steel and Mines Minister Raghunath Mohanty said in the assembly on Tuesday.

Replying to a question, Mohanty said the ancillary units included refractory materials, lancing pipes, forged rounds, foundry, steel strapplings, ferro alloys, hard coke, welding electrodes, conveyor belt, belt fasteners, fly ash bricks, calcinated petroleum coke and cotton waste.

Among the downstream industries, Mohanty said the state government have identified units like coal tar lag processing, coke briquettes, cement plants using bottom ash, granulated slag cement plant, steel utensils, sheet metal works, industrial fastener unit, and sheet metal works.

The state government has signed MoU with Nalco, JSL Ltd, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) and Adhunik Metaliks for setting up of industrial clusters.

Bhushan Steel`s proposal for a downstream park at Meramandali in Dhenkanal district was under scrutiny of the government, the minister added.

Nalco had proposed to set up an aluminium downstream park at Angul in a joint venture with the state Idco, he said.

"Notification under Section 4 (1) has been issued for acquisition of private land while transfer of government land to the JV company has been approved," the minister said.

JSL Ltd too had signed an MoU for establishment of an industrial park at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district in February 2010 at a cost of Rs 704 crore.

JSPL too wanted to set up a downstream industrial park in Angul district, he said.