Essar Projects is uniquely positioned among the Indian contracting fraternity with its integrated engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) capability that includes both backward integration in steel and steel processing supply chain and forward integration of fabrication and modularization services. Apart from this we also have the advantages of incorporating operational experience of sister companies into the design and engineering phase of new projects.
We operate through these main businesses:
Hydrocarbon (Onshore & Offshore) business unit
Essar Projects (EPL) has proven capabilities in delivering world-class facilities to the hydrocarbon industry. EPL has delivered one of the most advanced & mega-scale refineries of the world at a single location.
In March 2012, the Essar Oil refinery expansion project at Vadinar, Gujarat (India) was completed. Our team completed a de-bottlenecking and Train I expansion to deliver an 18MMTPA refining capacity with a Nelson's Complexity Index of 11.8. Subsequent to the refinery expansion, we completed the Vadinar Refinery Optimisation project which increased the capacity from 18 to 20 MMTPA. The expansion has been taken up to further our contribution to the 10.5 MMTPA base refinery.
Essar Projects (EPL) provides project management and engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services to the offshore sector, for both shallow and deep waters. We also specialise in the development and construction of offshore terminals and in providing greenfield and brownfield solutions.
We have been a pioneer in this sector for more than two decades and have executed several turnkey projects. The capability of our project team encompasses surveys, design engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation and hook-up and commissioning of new well / process platforms, modification and refurbishment of existing platforms, subsea installations including laying of subsea pipelines (both rigid and flexible), subsea cables, pipeline end manifold (PLEM) and single point mooring (SPM) to name a few, and shallow water pipelay and shore pulls in highly challenging marine environments.
Minerals and Metals and Heavy Engineering business unit
Essar Projects (EPL) enjoys a distinct advantage in the steel sector having engineered, built and commissioned most of Essar Steel's assets with an extremely high level of integration – both forward and backward. This has enabled us to forge a significant presence in every stage of the steel manufacturing process – from iron ore to the end product.
Through this experience, we are now regarded as a world leader in the delivery of Beneficiation plants, Pellet plants, Integrated steel plants (HBI, DRI, blast furnace, sinter plant, Coke oven, Corex, SMP, CSP, HSM, CRM, RMHS and lime plant), Plate mills and Pipe mill.
Essar Heavy Engineering Services is an "Engineered to order", Heavy Fabrication Facility, established in 2005. Located on the banks of river Tapi, this state-of-the-art plant enjoys the strategic advantage of convenient waterfront access and has its own jetty for sea transport. With the capacity to manufacture heavy equipment for Fertilizer, Refinery, Petrochemicals, Power, Steel, Port handling, & several other allied industries.
Power business unit
Essar Projects (EPL) has robust delivery capabilities across multi-fuel power generation plants. Our portfolio of power projects under various stages of design and execution includes gas-based, coal-fired as well as hydropower plants. We have delivered in excess of 4.000MW of multi-fuel generation capacity with almost 2,700 MW under construction at various sites, pan-India
Infrastructure business unit
The history of infrastructure construction at Essar Projects starts with the genesis of the Essar Group. Being India's first independent Indian Marine Contractor was the first distinction we achieved. Having worked on most of the major Ports in India Essar Projects has also constructed Greenfield Bulk Terminals for Liquid and Dry bulk cargo. Over the years we have executed Ports, Industrial Buildings and Hydroelectric Power projects. Today we are developing capabilities in Airports, Metro & Rail and Water.
At Essar Projects (EPL), we believe that successful project delivery is intrinsically dependent on the judicious selection and timely availability of the right type of construction equipment. As a result of having delivered some large turnkey projects on a tight delivery schedule, today we have a comprehensive and state-of-the-art equipment bank. Our equipment bank gives us competitive advantage, flexibility and control in minutely planning project execution and delivery.
EPL's equipment bank (referred to as Essar Equipment Bank(EEB)) offers our various business units critical competitive advantage. We own, operate and maintain a fleet of 5,000+ sophisticated and state-of-art technology equipment from well-known original equipment manufacturers in the construction industry with an investment of approximately $350 million.
Our team is involved in the selection-procurement-deployment-operation-maintenance of equipment fleet providing complete equipment management solutions to our operational teams. Our skilled team carries out operation and maintenance of the fleet to ensure readiness to operate in the toughest environment.