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Mr. D L Saralaya

A renowned Metallurgist, Mr. Saralaya is a graduate from REC Rourkela. He has a Masters with specialisation in Metallurgy from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Mr Saralaya started his career with Heavy Engineering Corporation(HEC), Ranchi and later joined Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited, which he served for over two decades in various capacities. He has been instrumental in commissioning, operating and stabilizing India’s largest Iron Ore Beneficiation and Pelletizing complex. He had an assignment with Ashapura Group of Industries before joining JSW Steel Limited. At JSW under his able leadership, Iron making division and Pelletizing complex, saw a turn-around in product quality and business profitability in its operation.

During his professional career spanning over 4 decades, he has commissioned and stabilized operation, improved production and the quality in several Iron Ore Beneficiation and Pellet Plants and has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Beneficiation and Pelletizing industry across the globe.

He has presented several papers on Pelletizing technology at various conventions and is regarded as the crème-de la-crème of the Industry.

Recent Assignments and services

Process Consultant           - M/s Arya Iron and Steel Ltd Barbil, Orissa
Process Consultant           - M/s Adhunik Industries Pellet and Beneficiation Plant, Kandra.
Process Consultant           - Iron Ore Beneficiation and Pelletising Plant, M/s JSL, Bhilwara, Rajasthan.
Process Consultant           - M/s ESSAR Vizag Pellet plant, Vizag, AP.
Project Head                      - Iron Ore Processing, Essar Steel Ltd.
Senior Vice President       - Iron Zone, M/s JSW Steel Ltd Bellary, India
Resident Director              - M/s Ashapura Volclay.
HOD                                    - Pelletizing facility, M/s Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd.
Plant Operations I/C         - Iron Ore Beneficiation, KIOCL.

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Mr. Govind Belegal -
Technical Advisor (EAF & Rolling Mills)

With a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering & Metal Forming Machines from IIT, Kanpur, he has over 33 years of experience and a distinguished career with leading Global Technology providers related to core Industries in following sectors:

  1. Steel making and Continuous Casting Technologies for Long Products.
  2. Metal & Mineral Processing
  3. Oil & Natural Gas Industry
  4. General Engineering & Manufacturing

Organizations Served: M/s. Mittal Corp Ltd, M/s. Transdanube (Romania), M/s. Danieli India Ltd., M/s. SMS Concast India Pvt. Ltd., M/s. Krupp-Koppers India Ltd., M/s. ELKEM Metallurgy Pvt. Ltd.


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Mr. Paul Louvelle
(Advisor – Agglomeration)

Mr. Louvelle has over 40 years of international experience in the Iron ore and Bauxite industries. He possesses in-depth know-how of all aspects of Pelletizing operations, including Crushing, Concentrating, Washing, Floatation and Filtering. He has experience in providing support to project groups covering green-field and brown-field Plants. He has provided technical assistance to Iron Ore Plant operators in India, Mexico, Venezuela and Iran. He was also instrumental in commissioning and stebilising plant operations at GIIC. 


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Mr. Jean Guy Lavoie
(Advisor – Pelletising Projects)

Having graduated from the Institute d'Entrainement Specialise Quebec Canada, he has presented Technical Papers on Pelletization and has a patent to his name (U. S. Patent No. 6,053,330) for a green pellet roller screen automatic spacing system to improve screened Pellet size distribution and reduce machine downtime during rollers precision gapping.

Organizations Served: SNC Lavalin Montreal Quebec Canada; TOA Consulting Services Limited Hamilton Ontario Canada; Alderon Resources Inc. Labrador City NFLD; Met-Chem Canada; Divhan Maden Pellet Plant, Divrigi, Turkey; A.H.M.S.A. Pellet Plant, Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico; USX Minntac Pellet Operations, Minnesota, U.S.A; Kudremukh Pellet Plant Mangalore, Karnataka, India; C.V.G. SIDOR Matanzas, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela,

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​Mr. Raghavendra S Rao

Over 12 years of experience in Engineering, Project Planning, Erection & Commissioning of various units of Steel Plants.  

Pellet Plant commissioning and stabilization activities of 1.2 MTPY Pelletizing plant at OMML (Adhunik group), Kandra, Jharkhand, actively involved in the Commissioning and stabilizing of Indurating machine and the Balling discs, operation stabilization of the Indurating furnace and the process gas system.

Associated in the commissioning of 4.5 MTPY Pelletizing plant at Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Barbil, Orissa as well as in commissioning of various Pellet Plant process equipment such as Hot air generators, Dryers, Ball Mill, Raymond Mill, ESPs and material handling systems and plant utility system.

He was responsible for monitoring of Project execution involving various facets of Engineering, Procurement, Erection & Commissioning activities, finalization and approval of Mechanical Packages, generation of Progress Report, monitoring and expediting various activities related to blast furnace equipments, turbo blowers at JSW Steel Ltd during 7MTPA expansion project.

He worked as a key co-coordinator for the mechanical design for the 0.6 MTPY Pellet Plant of Minera Steel, Bellary. This is the first small scale straight grate pellet plant and commissioned in record time of 18 months.

Presently, takes care of Conceptualization, Plant Philosophy finalization, Basic and Detailed Engineering of  Pellet Plant & Beneficiation Plant,  Steel making division and Power Plants.

Companies Served / Assignments : JSW & VT CORP PVT LTD.
Projects/ Assignments :JSPL, Adhunik, Giridi, BMM, Rukminirama, Minera, MSPL & Monnet Ispath

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Mr. D. LOKANATH (Advisor – Iron ore Beneficiation and Pelletising Process)

A Mechanical Engineer with over 32 years of field experience in Iron ore beneficiation and Pelletizing Plants. He has worked in project, operation and maintenance of Pellet plant in both straight grate and grate kiln design. He started his career from M/s Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Pellet Plant, as Maintenance Engineer. He has served in Iran for both Straight grate and Rotary Kiln plants in Erection and Maintenance. He has hands on experience in Erection, Operation and Maintenance of heavy Plant equipment like Rotary Kilns, Rotary Dryers, Grinding Mills, Vertical Roller Grinding Mills, Process Fans, Indurating machines and Material Handling equipments. His contribution has been significant in Commissioning and Trial - run of Minera Pellet Plant in 2014.

Organization served: Shyam SEL & Power Pvt Ltd. Kolkata, Ardakan 3.4 MTPA grate kiln pelletizing plant, Iran, KOBE Steel Japan, at KIOCL, Mangalore, and VT Corp Pvt Ltd.

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(Technical Advisor – Refractory)

He has over 3 decades experience in the field of Refractory Lining for Indurating Furnaces and Rotary Kilns. He has in-depth knowledge and insights in Refractory design and interlocking patterns for different applications. He has been instrumental in preparation of specifications for Refractory, as well as inspection, installation and furnace dry out and Commissioning of major Pellet Plants in India.

Organization served: Kudremukh, JSPL1, JSPL 2 and BMM.



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Mr. Balaji Shankar (Manager - Mechanical)

With over 15 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer in Steel Plants,Mr Balaji has exposure to various Steel Plant Projects such as Blast Furnaces, PCI, and Pelletizing Plant. He  has involved from the Project Planning stage to Execution, Commissioning and Stabilization. He was  Involved in execution of Blast Furnace #3 and #4 Projects of M/s JSW Steel ltd, Bellary. He has carried out scheduling of preventive maintenance, spare procurement planning, preparation of the breakdown analysis report & CAPA.
Actively involved in erection of plant Structures, Mechanical equipment, Material Handling system and other Utility facilities. He  worked as a key coordinator for the commissioning activity and was involved in Performance Guarantee Test for  0.6 MTPYPellet plant at Minera steel Bellary.

Organizations Served: JSW & VT Corp Pvt Ltd.
Assignments: Minera Steel & Power Pvt Ltd, Monnet Ispat & JSPL

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Mr. Shashank Bhat ( Engineer - Electrical & Instrumentation )

Graduate Engineer in E&C from Vishweswarayya University, Belgaum. Involved in Project Engineering, Implementation and Commissioning of small scale Pellet Plant from concept stage. Also instrumental in preparation of P & IDs, Cable scheduling, Electrical Line Diagrams, Feeder Lists, Control logics and Automation. Key job carried out for successful implementation and stabilizing the plant Automation system during Commissioning.