Steel plants ramping up oxygen production
Public and private sector steel plants have increased their supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen from 2,894 tonnes earlier to 3,131.84 tonnes by last week. To meet the rising demand in the country, Tata Steel has increased the oxygen production from 600 tonnes a day to 800 tonnes per day.
”Tata Steel has further increased supplies of Liquid Medical Oxygen to 800 tonnes per day. Our endeavour to fight against Covid continues. We are closely working with GoI and states to address the demand and save precious human lives,” the company reported on 27th April’ 2021.
Furthermore, Tata group has planned to import 24 cryogenic vessels to India. 4 of these containers which are used for transporting oxygen have been already imported by the company. Other steel manufacturers are also raising their production level of oxygen at their respective plants in order to meet the shortage of oxygen in various states of the country.
JSW has raised its production from 600 tonnes a day to 900 tonnes per day, with the supply during the month of April expected to be over 20,000 tonnes. Similarly, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India is setting up a temporary medical centre in Gujarat which will have 250 beds along with the facility of medical oxygen from the company’s plants. Jindal Steel is converting its OP Jindal Modern School into COVID hospital which will be equipped with 500 beds.