The Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Limited announced that trials from Batteries 1 & 2 of the Coke Oven Plant commenced in January 2020, new 24 MVA Ferro Alloy furnace in February 2020, Batteries 3 & 4 of Coke Oven Plant from November 2020 and refurbished 20 MVA Ferro Alloy Furnace from 18 January 2021. Accordingly, the Lenders' Engineers have completed their visit to the Plant ye and are expected to issue a certificate to the Bankers regarding completion of the Project and declaration of the commercial operations wef 18 January 2021. Performance Guarantee Tests will be taken up in due course of time. The commercial operations at the 0.4 million tonnes Coke Oven Plant and Ferro Alloy Furnaces will be considered to have commenced wef 18 January 2021.
Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Limited had earlier announced about Bhoomi Puja and Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for Phase I of 1 MTPA Iron and Steel Project entailing setting up 0.4 million tonnes Coke Oven Plant, Waste Heat Recovery Boilers and 0.4 million tonnes Pig Iron Blast Furnace at Vysanakere in Hosapete on 19 March 2018.