Excavation & recovery of slag dumps
GSW has very successfully undertaken excavation of slag dumps in India & abroad since 1952.
The excavation is carried out after a very detailed mining plan is drawn up maintaining high safety standards. All the visible scrap is sorted out during excavation & the remaining slag is sent to the Metal Recovery Plant for further processing. The Fe content of such visible scrap extracted during excavation is minimum 80-85%.
Excavation is carried out by open cast mining method by heavy duty excavators, dumpers, loaders & bulldozers.
Currently GSW is excavating the slag dumps of ArcelorMittal Galati, Romania ArcelorMittal Temirtau, Kazakhstan & ArcelorMittal Hunedoara, Romania. The total combined quantity of slag available for excavation in these three slag dumps is over 100 million MT.