IMFA's ferro chrome furnace switched on
Aug 12, 2003
Internal Press Release

Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA), the flagship company of IMFA Group which is India's largest ferro alloys producer, today announced that its 24 MVA furnace at Therubali, Odisha has been switched on. The furnace which produces ferro chrome had been idled since early June due to a transformer problem.

Jayant Misra, Sr Vice President (Corporate), said : "Although the transformer problem was very unfortunate the loss of output when expressed as a percentage of IMFA Group's expected ferro chrome output during 2003-04 is only about 5%. Furthermore, we used the shut-down period productively to carry out certain pending maintenance. Thorough repairs have been carried out and we expect the furnace to operate smoothly."

IMFA Group set a national record in 2002-03 by crossing 1,00,000 mt ferro chrome output. Inspite of the slight set-back caused by the problem in its 24 MVA furnace, ferro chrome output during 2003-04 is still targeted at slightly more than the previous year's achievement.

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