Commencement of Cold Trials of ETL-II and Ground Breaking Ceremony for
The Tinplate Co. of India Limited had a historic day on 16th June, 2008
when the commencement of cold trial of Electrolytic Tinning Line – II
was inaugurated by its Chairman, Mr. B. Muthuraman in presence of all
the Directors on the Board, Ex Managing Director, Dr. R.N. Sharma, COO
of Tata Steel, Mr. Hemant Nerurkar, VP (Engg.) Tata Steel, Mr. R.P.
Singh, VP (Flat Products) Tata Steel, Mr. Anand Sen and many Customers,
Suppliers and Members of the Golmuri Tinplate Workers’Union including
Mr. Rakeshwar Pandey, its President.
The Tinplate Company was producing 60,000 tonnes of tinplate around 10
years back and the capacity has already been increased three times and
last year it has produced around 170,000 tonnes. With the addition of
ETL-II its capacity has become 380,000 tonnes per annum. The commercial
production will start after 2 months. The technology and equipments
have been supplied by Nippon Steel Engineering Corporation, Japan, which
is one of the best in the world. Some of the equipments have come from
Mr. B. Muthuraman, Chairman, TCIL, said that TCIL had undergone a
qualitative change and has emerged as a much stronger and forward
looking company under the leadership of Mr. Bushen Raina, in the last
few years. He reiterated that TCIL was going to become one of the
strongest arms of Tata Steel and applauded the steps taken by it to
enhance capacity to 380,000 tonnes per annum
Mr. B. Muthuraman mentioned that ETL-II will have a singular facility to
produce both tinplate and tin free steel in coil form as well as in
sheet form with closest tolerances. This line is also having the
provision for scrolling. TCIL is already a Leader in South East Asian
market due to its high proportion of export. This line is one of the
best line for tinplating in the world. Mr. Bushen Raina, MD, TCIL, said
that this project was a dream come true. He expressed confidence in his
team, and in his suppliers, especially Nippon Steel, Japan. Mr.
Rakeshwar Pandey, President, Golmuri Tinplate Workers’Union, thanked Mr.
Muthuraman for his continued support to TCIL and expressed full support
on behalf of the workers of the company.
Mr. Hayashi, Project Manager of Nippon Steel, said that he was very
happy to work in this project and expressed his belief that the targets
would be met. Earlier Mr. T.K. Ghosh, President, TCIL, welcomed all
present. Mr. K.N. Mishra, VP, TCIL, thanked all the dignitaries for
their time including suppliers, customers and other service providers
and hoped that the project would be completed well within the budget.
Mr. Tarun Daga, COO, TCIL, conducted the programme.