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Essar Global Fund Limited is an investment fund managed by its investment manager, Essar Capital Limited. The Fund is a global investor, controlling a number of world-class assets diversified across the core sectors of Energy, Metals & Mining, Infrastructure (comprising ports and EPC businesses) and Services (primarily comprising shipping and BPO businesses).

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Essar GlobalEssar Global Fund Limited is an investment fund managed by its investment manager, Essar Capital Limited. The Fund is a global investor, controlling a number of world-class assets diversified across the core sectors of Energy, Metals & Mining, Infrastructure (comprising ports and EPC businesses) and Services (primarily comprising shipping and BPO businesses). The aggregated revenues of the Fund’s portfolio companies total US$27 billion. The Fund’s portfolio companies employ over 60,000 people across four continents.

Essar began as a construction company in 1969 and diversified into manufacturing, services and retail. Over the last four decades, it has grown through strategic global acquisitions and partnerships, or through Greenfield and Brownfield development projects, capturing new markets and discovering new raw material sources.

Today, the company has expanded its global footprint, focusing on markets in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Essar invests significantly in the latest technology to drive forward and backward integration in its businesses, and on leveraging synergies between these businesses. It also focuses on in-house research and innovation to be a low-cost manufacturer with high quality products and innovative customer offerings.

Alongside its ambitious business pursuits, Essar has been committed to its social responsibility. It runs community outreach initiatives in all its plant locations, with a focus on education, healthcare, environmental and agricultural development, and self-employment. Essar is committed to sustainable business practices. Its HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) management system is at par with global standards.

Essar is also taking climate change initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. This includes several CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) projects that can earn the company CER (Certified Emission Reduction) credits.

A growing number of Essar businesses are certified to international environment standards, like ISO 9001 /14001, and health and safety standards, like OHSAS 18001.

Essar is widely regarded as a responsible and conscientious global employer. It has experience in managing businesses in different geographies with a culturally diverse workforce.

Here’s a look at Essar's areas of business:

Essar Steel is one of India’s leading integrated steel producers with an annual production capability of 10 million tonnes supported by a 20 million tonne pellet facility. The manufacturing operations comprise iron ore beneficiation, pellet making, iron making, steel making, and downstream facilities, including a cold rolling mill, a galvanising and pre-coated facility, a steel-processing facility, an extra-wide plate mill and three pipe mills with coating facilities. Essar Steel also has operations in Algoma, Canada, where it operates a 4 million tonne steel plant, and in Minnesota, USA, where it is setting up a 7 million tonne DRI (direct reduced iron) facility. Essar Steel produces over 300 grades of steel conforming to quality standards of international certification agencies. A global chain of Essar Hypermarts supplies customised shipments of steel to smaller customers. The company also operates India’s first online B2B steel marketing platform, called eHypermart, where customers can buy both steel and allied products..

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Essar Oil  is a fully integrated oil & gas company of international scale with strong presence across the hydrocarbon value chain from exploration & production to refining and oil retail. Essar Oil owns one of the world’s most complex and among India’s largest single site refineries in Vadinar, Gujarat, which has a capacity of 20 million tonnes. It has a portfolio of onshore and offshore oil & gas blocks with about 1.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent in reserves and resources. There are over 2,100 Essar-branded oil retail outlets in various parts of India with more than 2,800 under various stages of implementation.

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Essar Oil (UK) owns and operates the 14 million tonne Stanlow Refinery located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool, UK. Stanlow produces approximately 15% of UK road transport fuels, including 3 billion litres of petrol, 4.4 billion litres of diesel and 2 billion litres of jet fuel per year. The company has also started petroleum retailing.

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Essar Power is one of India's largest private sector power producers with over 20 years’ operating track record. It owns power plants in India and Canada with a total generation capacity of 6,100 MW, of which 4,705 MW is operational. Of the total operational capacity, 3,105 MW is coal-based, while 1,600 MW is gas-based. The operating plants in India are at Mahan, Hazira, Salaya, Vadinar and Paradip. A 1,200 MW plant at Tori in Jharkhand state is under development.

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Essar Projects is a Global EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) company that offers a unique collaborative end-to-end project development and delivery model for mega projects. It offers its expertise to the following industries: Oil & Gas (Upstream, Mid-Stream & Downstream), including cross-country pipelines and terminals (Offshore & Onshore); Infrastructure (Ports & Marine, Civil & Building), Power (including Hydroelectric) and Minerals & Metals. The company has a presence in over 20 countries spread across five continents and has over four decades of experience. It has a large in-house Engineering and Procurement division, operates extensive fabrication facilities, and owns a large construction equipment bank.

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Essar Ports is one of the largest port companies of India, with a current capacity of 140 million tonnes that is being expanded to 194 million tonnes over the next few years. Essar Ports has four operational port terminals at Hazira, Vadinar, Paradip and Visakhapatnam. The company is also setting up a dry bulk terminal at Salaya, and expanding its Hazira and Visakhapatnam port capacities. Additionally, it plans to develop a coal terminal at Paradip.

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Essar Shipping operates a diversified fleet of 14 vessels, including VLCCs, Capesize, Mini-capesize, Supramax, mini-bulk carriers and tugs. A sizeable part of the capacity is deployed using an optimal mix of spot markets, long-term contracts and COAs, maximising profit and insulating the company from volatility.
The Oilfields Services business provides contract drilling services to oil & gas companies across the globe. This business owns one semi-submersible rig and 14 land rigs. The company has two new jack-up rigs on order.

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Aegis is a global outsourcing and technology services company. It has operations in 43 locations across nine countries with more than 40,000 employees. Aegis services over 150 clients from verticals such as Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Technology, Telecom, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Energy & Utilities.

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AGC Networks (AGC) is a Global Solution Integrator representing the world’s best brands in Unified Communications, Network Infrastructure & Data Centre, Cyber Security and Enterprise Applications & Services. AGC is a leader in Enterprise Communications in India and has a significant presence in the Middle East & Africa, North America, Australia & New Zealand, and Singapore & Philippines, serving over 3,000 customers.

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The MobileStore is India’s largest mobile telephony retailer that provides, multi-brand handsets, tablets, accessories, connections, repairs, easy EMI solutions and VAS, across more than 450 outlets in 75-plus cities, covering every major town in every state. The company is focussing on omni-channel retail that offers the best of online and offline shopping experience.

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The Mobile Wallet is India’s first e-wallet that offers a digital cash solution to the 12-million-strong general trade economy.



 
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