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Essar Projects completes world’s fourth largest steel plant in single location in Gujarat

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Essar Projects establishes itself as leading EPC Contractor for steel industry

January 18, 2012 Bookmark and Share  
  • Essar Project completes 10 MTPA at Hazira, Gujarat which is India's largest single location plant
  • Essar Projects becomes a leading contractor for steel industry
  • The Hazira Complex owned by Essar Steel is the fourth largest steel plant in the world.
  • Total investment in the steel complex is over Rs 37500 cr
  • Essar Project also set up the world's largest gas based sponge iron plant, a part of the steel complex with a capacity of 6.8 MTPA
  • Essar Project's handing over of the Steel complex marks another important milestone in delivering world class infrastructure in India

Hazira, India:  Essar Projects (EPL) has today announced the handing over of the 5- MTPA steel plant to Essar Steel Limited. The completion of this project makes the Hazira Steel Complex in Gujarat, with an annual capacity of 10 MTPA, the largest single location flat steel producer in India and the fourth largest single location flat steel producer globally. This has been completed at a total cost of Rs. 37,500 crores.

In a ceremony held at Hazira, Mr A V Amarnath, CEO, Minerals & Metals SBU, Essar Projects,  handed over the completed project by presenting a symbolic key to Mr Rajiv Bhatnagar, COO, Essar Steel & Mr P Alagurajan, Chief – Projects, Essar Steel.

With the completion of this expansion project, Essar Projects has become a leading EPC Contractor for steel industry. It has now an established track record in setting up large integarted steel plants from raw material processing to setting up down stream steel processing facilities like Plate Mill & Pipe Mill.

Commenting on the completion of the project, Mr Alwyn Bowden, CEO, Essar Projects said, “This project has reinforced  the competence of Essar Projects as the premier EPC contactor with great project management skills backed with necessary resources and construction capabilities that gives us further confidence to take up mega projects anywhere in the world.’

In order to support the steel plant, Essar Projects has also built associated facilities in Hazira that include a 30-MTPA all-weather port, two power plants with an annual capacity of 1,015 MW, Oxygen and lime plants, a fabrication facility, and a self contained township.

This steel plant will play a major role in making Gujarat a global industrial hub catering to the needs of capital and consumable goods, shipbuilding and automobile sector. Being a port-
based plant, its strategic location makes it an ideal gateway for meeting the global demand for steel. Domestically, the complex will provide world-class steel to meet the diverse needs of various industries, while also making the Hazira Steel Complex a national hub for Essar Steel to provide a range of steel products to the rest of the country.

On completion of this project, Mr. Dilip Oommen, CEO, Essar Steel said, “We congratulate Essar Projects for this stupendous achievement. EPL has built these state-of-the-art facilities within the stipulated time. It is heartening to note that all the facilities are functioning efficiently without any problem. This gives us a clear advantage in bringing down our costs and offers us operational flexibility in terms of usage of raw materials and product mix. While completing this project, we have ensured that the safety and environmental aspects are given due importance in the design, construction and operations of the plant.”

With the execution of this mega project, EPL has demonstrated its capability in implementing such large complex projects to the highest global quality standards. This is among the biggest steel plants built in India in recent times and reflects EPL's capability in building world class infrastructure in India.

In order to complete the steel project, EPL has utilised latest engineering software including PDS, CAESAR, STRUCAD, STADD PRO and spent 1.5 million engineering hours. It also deployed over 1,000 engineers, 22,000 labourers and over 725 kinds of equipment during the construction period.

In addition, Essar has invested in  an 18 MTPA refinery, 1.5 MTPA Plate Mill, 0.6 MTPA Pipe Mill,  1600 MW power projects, 88 MTPA port facilities and a township in Jamnagar in Gujarat, taking the total projects executed in Gujarat alone to over Rs. 90,000 crores.

About Essar Projects
Essar Projects Limited (EPL), is a class-leading Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contractor offering innovative execution and project delivery solutions for projects of scale and complexity whilst simultaneously managing interfaces with licensors and technology partners to its clients in multiple sectors.

Essar Projects operates through eight Specialized Business Units (SBUs) aimed at leveraging the company’s sectorial expertise and track record. Each of these businesses – Power, Hydrocarbons, Civil & Buildings, Minerals & Metals, Offshore & Subsea, Pipelines & Terminals, Ports & Jetties, and Heavy Engineering – is run and managed by a team that has first-hand experience of delivering large projects on an EPC basis in its core sector.
The company is transforming itself into an EPC company of repute and is bidding and winning projects internationally to expand its global footprint. Its revenue for FY2011 was US$ 1.7 billion and Order Book stood in excess of US$ 6 billion.

About Essar Group
The Essar Group is a multinational conglomerate and a leading player in the sectors of Steel, Energy, Infrastructure and Services. With operations in more than 25 countries across five continents, the Group employs 75,000 people, and has revenues of USD 17 billion.

For Media Queries
Kedia Manish, Sr. VP – Corporate Affairs, Essar Group,
Phone: +91 98197 30092, Email: manish.kedia@essar.com
B. Ganesh Pai, VP- Corporate Communications, Essar Group,
Phone: +91 98197 30225, Email: ganesh.pai@essar.com
Jatin Aggarwal, DGM - Corporate Communications, Essar Group,
Phone: +91 99301 36303, Email: jatin.aggarwal@essar.com

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