The JSW Group has expressed interest to develop a 900 MW pumped storage hydel power project and a state-of-the-art rolling shop for steel in West Bengal. JSW had commissioned a green-field cement grinding unit near Salboni.
The production capacity of 2.4 million tonne per annum will be increased to 3.6 mtpa. This capacity addition is in line with the company’s commitment to strengthen its presence in eastern India.
JSW chairman Sajjan Jindal said, “We are keenly pursuing a 900 MW hydro pumped storage project. This will bring clean energy to the state and we hope to receive this prestigious project through a nomination from the state government. Furthermore, we are exploring the investment of a world-class roll shop in Kolkata that will cater to the steel industry.”
The West Bengal government has decided to develop the third pumped storage power plant at Bandhunala project in Purulia in PPP model. The company is also planning to set up a paint manufacturing facility at Salboni soon.