Essar Power completes Phase I of 120 MW Paradip Power Project

Bhubaneswar, Oct 1:
Essar Power Ltd (EPoL) announced that it has completed Phase I (2×30 MW) of the
120 MW Paradip Power Plant following the synchronisation of the 30 MW second
unit with Odisha grid on September 28. With this milestone, Essar Power’s
installed capacity now stands at 4,705 MW.
The 120 MW imported coal based power project
at Paradip, Odisha, is developed by Essar Power Orissa Limited (“EPOrL”), which
is a subsidiary of EPoL. This has been set up as a captive power plant to meet
the requirements of Essar Steel India’s 12 million tonne pellet plant in
Odisha. The facility comprises a pelletisation plant at Paradip and a
beneficiation plant at Dabuna, which are connected through a 253-km slurry
pipeline, stated a Essar statement.
KVB Reddy, CEO, EPoL,
said, “Our focus is on completing all our under construction projects in the
quickest possible time and achieve our stated target of operationalising 6,100
MW so that we can fully leverage on efficiencies of scale. With that goal in
mind, the completion of Phase I of the Paradip project is an important
milestone that we are delighted to reach.”  
This project uses
eco-friendly fluidised bed combustion technology boilers that result in lower
emissions. The boiler is designed to use both domestic as well as imported
coal. The world-class equipment ensures maximum availability and reliability
for the Essar Steel units in Odisha. With the commissioning of Unit 2, Essar
Steel will be able to further reduce its power bill, and enhance its
competitive edge.

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