ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel receives environmental clearance for Hazira expansion

Surat-Hazira: ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) – a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, two of the world’s leading steelmakers – has been awarded an environmental clearance to expand capacity at its flagship plant in Hazira, Gujarat, from the current crude steel capacity of 9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to c.15 MTPA.

The government’s National Steel Policy envisages doubling domestic capacity to 300 MTPA by 2030 in a growing economy.

The environmental clearance was approved by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change; and follows a detailed environmental impact assessment stipulated by the ministry. Its report was submitted to the Gujarat Pollution Control Board, which conducted a public consultation in July in Hazira under the chairmanship of the District Collector and Magistrate, Surat District, whose findings were submitted to the Union Ministry for final approval. DeshGujarat