Adani group signs MOU with South Korean company Posco to set up steel plant in Gujarat

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: January 15, 2022 03:24 PM2022-01-15T15:24:20+5:302022-01-15T15:24:20+5:30

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South Korea’s Posco and Adani Group have agreed to jointly build a $5 billion integrated steel plant in Gujarat in the third attempt by the South Korean steel giant to have a significant manufacturing presence in India.

As part of an initial non-binding agreement between Posco and Adani, the environment-friendly steel mill would be built at Mundra in Gujarat, the home state of the billionaire Gautam Adani-led conglomerate.

Details such as the investment and manufacturing capacity of the new plant were not disclosed.

The alliance is a significant move for the diversified Adani Group, which has interests in logistics, ports, airports, mining, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, gas and infrastructure.

Adani has recently announced major investment plans as part of an ambitious plan to become the world’s top renewable energy company.

The group is also venturing into new-age businesses with plans for a super app and investing big in data centres.

Both Posco and Adani plan to further collaborate at the group level in other sectors such as renewable energy, hydrogen and logistics to respond to their global carbon reduction requirements, according to a joint statement.

They said they plan to tap renewable energy sources and green hydrogen, in line with their ESG (environmental, social and governance) commitments to sustainability and energy efficiency.

Both parties are also examining various options to cooperate and leverage the technical, financial and operational strengths of each company, according to the statement.

In the near future, the company will invest Rs 5 lakh crore for the development of a one lakh MW renewable energy plant and green hydrogen ecosystem in Gujarat. The company will also invest Rs 5 lakh crore in the next three to five years for the development of one lakh MW renewable energy plant and green hydrogen ecosystem in Gujarat. Also among the projects currently underway in the state in the next three to five years

In the near future, Rs 5 lakh crore will be invested for the development of one lakh MW renewable energy power plant and green hydrogen ecosystem in Gujarat. The company also sells solar photovoltaic modules, electrolyzers for hydrogen production, energy storage batteries and

Posco has had a chequered journey in India so far, with unsuccessful attempts of setting up mega steel projects in Odisha and Karnataka.