Tata Steel’s Khondbond iron ore mine in Odisha is ramping up its production to fuel expansion of the steelmakers Kalinganagar plant.

Coking coal requirements, it is claimed, will be met by imports and the company will ‘keep looking for opportunities to bid for fresh leases of coking coal, according to an official.

The plan is to expand Kalinganagar’s capacity by 5Mt/yr to 8Mt/yr.