ArcelorMittal To Invest Rs 1 Lakh Crore In Gujarat In Areas Of Steel Making, Hydrogen Production And Renewable Energy


The world’s leading steel and mining sector behemoth, ArcelorMittal, is set to invest as much as Rs 1 lakh crore in Gujarat in steelmaking, solar energy, wind energy and hydrogen production, reports Economic Times.

Gujarat Government shared the details in a press release issued after ArcelorMittal’s chairman Lakshmi Niwas Mittal called upon Chief Minister (CM) Vijay Rupani at Gandhinagar on Friday (20 August).

Mittal was also accompanied by Dilip Oommen, who serves as the chief executive of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), which operates a major steel plant in the state’s Hazira. The said plant had been taken over from Essar in 2019 following an insolvency proceeding.

Mittal expressed his commitment to invest Rs 50,000 crore to expand the aforementioned steel plant during the meeting. He also expressed willingness to invest another Rs 50,000 crore in solar and wind energy and hydrogen gas production in the state.

Welcoming Mittal’s commitments, CM Rupani assured to provide all necessary help.