Company name: Bihar Sponge Iron
Location: Jharkhand, India
Expertise: Manufacture of sponge iron.
Keywords: Sponge iron.
Telephone number: +91 (0) 591-232410
Other information: Bihar Sponge Iron Limited (BSIL) is the first merchant sponge iron plant in India. The plant is located at Umesh Nagar, Chandil, in the Saraikela Kharsawan district, some 30 kms from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
The company produces direct reduced iron from indigenous iron ore and non-coking coal available abundantly in the area. Sponge iron is used as a raw material for electric arc furnaces and induction furnace steelmaking, substituting and supplementing indigenous and imported scrap. BSIL manufacturing technology is based on Lurgi's coal-based SL/RN process (part-financed by a loan from the International Finance Corporation, IFC). The DRI plant is designed to produce 150000 tonnes of sponge iron per annum.
Currently, the firm has ~500 employees. BSIL also own a captive 5 MW power plant.