In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Sanjay Pattnaik, MD of Tata Sponge said that the company received environment nod to raise capacity to 425,000 tonne per annum from 390,000 tonne per annum.
Sponge iron prices have risen sharply over the last three weeks or so due to demand improvement and likely some supply shortages arising out of higher exports, says Tata Sponge's Managing Director DP Deshpande.
Deshpande says 50-60 percent of the price hike will reflect directly in the company's operating profits. Operating profit per tonne should improve to Rs 1,300-1,400 over the longer term and Rs 900 in the medium term
DP Deshpande, Managing Director of Tata Sponge, said that coal linkages secures the company for the next five years at 24,000 tonnes per year.
Tata Sponge is likely to absorb only 10-20 percent of the added cost and the rest will passed-on to the customers, said Managing Director DP Deshpande.