HEG Ltd | Graphite Electrode Manufacturer

Profile of HEG Ltd and Products one of the leading Graphite Electrode Manufacturer.

Graphite electrodes are primarily used in steel-making through the Electric Arc
Furnace (EAF) route which is an environment-friendly technology for steel making.

Every ton of steel consumes about 1.5-2.0 kg of graphite electrode. Although Graphite
Electrodes form about 3-5% of the cost of steel manufacturing, the industry has witnessed
significant upheavals in the last decade.

Profile of HEG Ltd

HEG Limited is incorporated in 1972, is a leading manufacturer and exporter of graphite electrodes in India and operates world’s largest single-site integrated graphite electrodes
plant.

  • 80,000 TPA – Installed capacity
  • 178 ACRES – Land coverage
  • ₹ 1,369 crore – Revenue
  • ₹ 3,399 crore – Networth
  • 842 members – Team size

The Company also operates three power generation facilities with a total capacity of about 76.5 MW. The Company is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in India, has its registered office at Mandideep, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE)

  • Headquartered in New Delhi, India
  • Manufacturing unit at Mandideep, Madhya Pradesh
  • Global presence across 30 nations

The company exports over 70% of its production to more than 30 countries of the world. The position the company enjoys today in India and abroad is largely due to its commitment to constant upgradation of its product quality to match international standards and to meet new challenges to win and excel in all situations.

The main business of HEG is graphite which accounts for 80% of the revenue. Set up in 1977, in technical and financial collaboration with Societe Des Electrodes Et Refractaires Savoie (SERS), a subsidiary of Pechiney of France, HEG is now the largest integrated graphite plant in the world.

Spread over an area of about 170 acres, HEG (graphite division) has facilities for production of Graphite Electrodes and Graphite Specialities. Its plant is located at Mandideep near Bhopal (MP).

The plant has a annual capacity to make 80,000 MT of UHP grade electrodes. It has three captive power generation facilities which can together produce around 77 MW which fulfills almost the entire requirement of the graphite plant.

HEG also has a dedicated R&D Set-up for Carbon and Graphite.

India’s leading graphite electrode manufacturer

HEG Ltd, a premier company of the LNJ Bhilwara group, is today India’s leading graphite electrode manufacturer. It has one of the largest integrated Graphite Electrode plants in the world, processing sophisticated UHP (Ultra High Power) Electrodes.

In Graphite, the company focus is on UHP grade electrodes, and have expanded product range and established the same on some of the toughest furnaces of customers. Today, the company have years of experience supplying quality UHP grade electrodes all over the world.

Power Division

One of the major bottlenecks plaguing the Indian industry has been the shortage of power. At HEG Limited, the company realized this as early as 1995 and overcame this problem by setting up the group’s first hydropower project of 13.5 MW rated capacity in Tawanagar, district Hoshanabad (M.P.) which was commissioned in 1997.

The power generated at this unit is wheeled to the graphite plant at Mandideep. This not only ramped up the efficiency of the graphite plant but also opened a window of opportunity in power generation.

Subsequently, when the Graphite Electrode capacity was increased from 30,000 Tonnes/annum to 66,000 tonnes/annum, two Coal Based 30 MW and 33 MW captive Power Plants were also commissioned and are running successfully. The main equipments including the turbine were sourced from BHEL, India.

Carbon Specialities

HEG also makes Fine Grain Carbon Blocks for various applications on special orders. These blocks are used by the customers to make value added products like Heat Exchangers, etc.

HEG has a graphite Speciality division to cater to the requirements of customers who need Graphite Products in specific sizes and shapes. These are manufactured to individual customer requirements.

ACF is a flexible form of activated carbon. The activated carbon fabric is mechanically weak but highly porous in nature. Due to this, it possesses unique characteristics as compared to conventional activated carbon, which is commonly used in granular, palletised, powdered and moulded form.

Due to a thin fibrous shape in activated carbon fabric, a fast intraparticle adsorption kinetics takes place in gas and liquid phase adsorption.