LLOYDS METALS & ENGINEERS LTD (LMEL):

This project was conceived with 2x150000 TPA DRI Reactor with a provision for Power Generation and Steel Making. It is located at Ghugus in Maharastra. In its first phase of implementation, a 1x150000 TPA DRI Reactor was installed with all associated service units/systems by Sept. 1995. This is the first plant, built with the first indigenous patented "OSIL technology." OSIL engineered the total plant, supervised manufacturing of the equipment, erection of the equipment. OSIL also commissioned the plant ,successfully executed the performance guarantee tests and obtained the PG test certificate. The plant is in operation since 1996 using coal from the mines in the vicinity of plant. The coal is highly volatile having high ash content and lower fixed carbon. The coal is very fragile and breaks down inside the kiln. No other DRI process can utilize this type of coal.