Scambi Economici SA Goa, now known as Sesa Goa, was established 1954. Sesa Goa, the largest exporter of iron ore in the private sector, is a flagship company of the Sesa Group.Sesa Goa is India's largest producer and exporter of iron ore in the private sector and is on course to be in the league of top four iron ore producing companies in the World. Apart from Iron ore it also produces pig iron and metallurgical coke.
Besides iron ore mining, it has diversified into manufacture of pig iron and metallurgical coke. The mining operations of the company are located in Goa, Karnataka and Orrisa. Currently it accounts of nearly 10-12% of India’s iron ore exports and 1.3% of the world’s seaborne iron ore trade. Its Goa operations consist of two major iron ore mining areas, one in Codli village (in South Goa District) and the other in Sonshi village (in North Goa District). In addition, it derive its ore production from Sesa Resources mines and several satellite mines in North Goa and South Goa.Sesa in 1993 have gone in for non-recovery met coke ovens based on the Australian know-how. However, its first installation at Amona, Goa witnessed serious technological drawback/lacunae that resulted in major debacle, which required a total relook into the basic design of ovens
In 2010, Sesa Goa's iron ore production and sales increased 21.4 million tonnes and 20.5 million tonnes respectively.
Iron ore operation - The company presently exports approximately 5 million tonnes of iron ore, fines and lumps to its customers located in Japan, China, and Europe. It has iron ore mines located in Goa, Karnataka and Orissa.
Metallurgical Coke Division - For coke manufacturing, the company it entered into joint venture with Kembla Coal and Coke of Australia. It is into marketing of metallurgical coke that is used for manufacturing of pig iron, ferro-alloy units and cement mills. Around 60% of the coke is supplied to Sesa Industries for manufacturing pig iron. It operates 84 non-polluting, non-recovery type coke ovens producing 280,000 tonnes of low ash metallurgical coke per annum. The coal requirement is met through imports, mainly from Australia and the coal mix is designed to produce low ash premium quality coke. Approximately 65% of the capacity of the coke oven plant is consumed in house by the blast furnaces of Sesa Industries Limited.
Pig Iron Operations - Sesa Goa's Pig Iron business is managed through its Pig Iron Division erstwhile Sesa Industries Limited (SIL) which commenced operations in 1992. It was Sesa that introduced low-phosphorous foundry grade pig iron in India for the first time in 1992 and subsequently formalised the business under Pig Iron Division.
Sesa Goa's Metallurgical Coke Division - a 100% owned subsidiary of Sesa Goa Limited develops markets and supports technologies for the coke making technology. This technology was originally developed for use in our own operations and is now being marketed for use by third parties worldwide.