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Tata Steel Releases an Investment Plan Worth $2.1 Billion



Tata Steel Releases an Investment Plan Worth $2.1 Billion

Tata Steel announced on May 29 that it would make a $2.1 billion (Rs 17,408 crore) investment in its Singapore division. Repaying the debt of its offshore entities and funding the restructuring of its loss-making UK business are the two goals of the infusion of funds.

Furthermore, Tata Steel declared that it would exchange debt instruments held in its Singapore subsidiary, valued at $565 million (Rs 4,661 crore), for equity shares. It is intended to finish the debt-to-equity conversion and the capital infusion this fiscal year.

T Steel Holdings, an Indian subsidiary based in Singapore, is fully owned by the company and is responsible for managing its global steel assets, which includes the UK plant. In FY23, T Steel Holdings declared a loss of Rs 4,367 crore. Furthermore, Tata Steel intends to raise an additional Rs 3,000 crore via non-convertible debentures (NCDs), a fundraising technique it regularly employs.

At its Port Talbot facility in the United Kingdom, Tata Steel is investing £1.25 billion ($1.6 billion) to build a new electric arc furnace (EAF). This plan calls for the company to close its two blast furnaces at the location by September, which will mean the loss of 2,800 jobs.

As a statement by the Tata Steel management read: “We will proceed with a proposal to shut down heavy end assets this year, and set up EAF by 2027. This is a difficult period of change for our people… With respect to EAF, we will place equipment orders by Sept 2024 and have signed the agreement with the UK National Grid securing high voltage connection, which will be available on schedule. We have as part of discussions with the unions, offered the best ever package of support for affected employees in Tata Steel UK. We have agreed to the final terms of the proposed grant package with the UK govt to support the £1.25 billion investment.”

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