- Zero waste discharge plant: Uses waste heat as fuel in order to generate electricity
- Decreasing carbon footprint
- 19 MW of power: Equivalent power requirement for almost 10,000 urban homes
- Captive plant will reduce cost of power for the company
Hazira / Ahemdabad, India: Essar Steel India is committed to being a zero-waste company. In this endeavor it has commissioned a 19 MW Heat Recovery Power Plant at Hazira. The plant will use heat generated during the manufacturing process (Hot Briquetted Iron Waste Heat Recovery Boiler (HBI-WHR) and surplus steam from Blast Furnace Boilers) for electricity generation. The power generated by the plant will be used for internal consumption, thus making the Hazira Complex energy efficient and reducing the power cost for the company.
Mr. Dilip Oommen, MD and CEO, Essar Steel India, said, “We are a responsible steel producer, our focus is to have facilities which are both cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. It is a matter of pride for us that the entire process for this project from concept to commissioning, was carried out by Essar team.”
He further added that, the new plant is helping save the cost of generating 19 MW of power – enough power for almost 10,000 homes – which at today’s electricity prices provides extensive savings. This allows the company to help address the national power deficit by not drawing this power from the grid or using scarce natural resources.
The company would also benefit with the availability of carbon credits due to the reduction in emission of green house gases. Also, the company can utilize the power more effectively without any transmission losses or leakages of power due to the proximity of the plant in Hazira.
Essar Group has already created a similar facility at its Canadian operations at Essar Steel Algoma, where the company has a co-gen facility. With the skills learnt in Canada, Essar is replicating this success in India.
With our reduction of thermal emissions, generating power at a lower cost, better utilization of waste heat through production of electricity we are not only helping the environment but lowering our position on the cost curve. A true win-win situation.
About Essar Steel
Essar Steel, a 14 MTPA global producer of steel, is a fully integrated flat carbon steel manufacturer — with presence in Canada, USA, India and Indonesia. It is the most versatile flat steel producer with integrated facilities. It makes pipes and extra wide plates, as well as hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, color coated steel and pipe. It has an integrated distribution business with Service Centers and Steel Hypermarts. It operates seven Service Centers in India, with additional servicenter in international locations (Indonesia, UAE and United Kingdom) with an aggregate capacity of 5 million tonnes. Essar has the largest retail distribution network. Its products find wide acceptance in highly discerning consumer sectors such as automotive, white goods, construction, engineering and shipbuilding.
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