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Essar Projects is the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) arm of the Essar Group.
The genesis of Essar Projects aligns with that of the Essar Group. The Group began as a construction company in 1969, working on various marine and offshore contracts, gradually becoming the first Indian Company to lay Offshore Pipelines for ONGC in 1982.
Essar Projects has built strong EPC capabilities, while offering unique, collaborative, end-to-end projects’ delivery models. The experience of executing mega projects for our Group companies, providing post-commissioning assistance during early stages of operations & maintenance and further, integrating the lessons learnt therein into basic design and execution philosophy for all new projects – including those of external clients – brings in an OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE to our EPC delivery.
In the past five decades, Essar Projects has delivered mega projects across various sectors like Refineries, Tankages & Terminals, Petrochemicals & Fertilizers, Offshore & Subsea, Pipelines (Oil & Gas, Water, Iron Ore Slurry), Minerals & Metals, Power, Ports & Jetties, Airports, Buildings & Townships, Water Systems and Sewage Treatment Plants.
With footprints across India, Middle East, Europe, South-East Asia, Americas and also some of the challenging geographies of Africa and Australasia, the Projects Business of Essar is now embarking upon a new journey. Essar Projects Mauritius Limited has been recently incorporated to consolidate Projects’ Business across geographies so as to align with changing industry dynamics by harnessing EPCM capabilities.
Essar Ports is one of India’s largest private sector port and terminal developers and operators. It has invested INR 11,000 crore in developing world-class terminals in three Indian states. Its current operations span four terminals with a combined capacity of 110 MTPA, which is roughly 5 percent of India’s port capacity. The Company is a leader in the non-containerised bulk cargo space. Having clocked a throughput of 40 MT in FY19, Essar Ports is expecting to handle over 60 MT in the current financial year.
All Essar Ports terminals are equipped with advanced cargo handling infrastructure and are well poised to double capacity in the near to medium term. The Company is working in tandem with the Government of India to meet its ambitious target of developing 3,130 MT of port capacity in the country by 2020.
Outside India, Essar’s port assets include a liquid terminal in the UK and a coal berth in the development stage at Mozambique’s Beira port.
Created on the opening day of this decade, Stanlow Terminals is a carve-out of Essar Oil UK’s huge Stanlow Manufacturing Complex including tanks, pipes, marine facilities and Europe’s largest road load-out terminal.
As the UK’s largest independent bulk-liquid storage terminal, with over 3 million cbm of capacity within its portfolio, Stanlow Terminals boasts unrivalled connectivity to domestic and international markets through road, barge and jetty connectivity, plus access to key national distribution pipelines such as UKOP and the Manchester Jet Line.
The strategically significant location of the terminals helps serve the UK energy corridor, major population centres and key regional airports, accounting for 60% of national transportation fuel demand.
The company operates separately from the refinery with its own independent management team possessing a deep understanding of the commercial and technical sides of the industry.
Led by Chief Executive Patrick Walters, the management team has extensive knowledge of the company’s assets and a commitment to operational excellence and ongoing growth opportunities. This is underlined by the fact, that for the first time ever, the infrastructure around the refinery is now being actively marketed for third party use.
Stanlow Terminals already has a clearly defined long-term vision to create a cluster of growing energy and chemical businesses. The refinery and, increasingly, low or zero carbon fuel processors will be at the heart of this cluster, utilising the land and storage capability at Stanlow to grow their businesses. Fuels of the future will be manufactured, processed and stored on site utilising road, pipeline, sea and rail for in and outbound transportation.
Today, Stanlow Terminals offers high quality storage and associated infrastructure assets with significant scale and world class loading and unloading facilities. Its 201 operating storage tanks offer a UK leading capacity of 2.9 million cbm (with an additional 104 storage tanks available within its perimeter offering a further capacity of 408,000 cbm). Beyond its huge storage potential, the company offers its customers easy import and export options across a diverse bulk product range (crude oil, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, biofuels and chemicals).
The company operates the nation’s largest road terminal, with 17 self-loading gantries (featuring a vapour recovery system), with a current capacity of up to 26.5 million litres a day. There are also six barge berths on the Manchester Ship Canal with the capacity to service loads of up to 12,000 tonnes.
Further down the Mersey, the Tranmere Oil Terminal is situated on the west side of the river where two deep water loading jetties are available for crude and diesel import/export. The North and South jetties have a crude vessel capacity of 210,000 and 115,000 tonnes, respectively.
Essar and Stanlow Terminals have obtained all relevant environmental permits to ensure that the site is compliant with all applicable environment regulations. A commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental excellence lies at the heart of the business and with an excellent environmental and safety track record, it works closely with the appropriate regulatory authorities.
The company has a robust HSE management system in place, drawing upon the operational expertise of Essar to implement a market-leading solution of Hazard and effect identification, continually evaluating risks to ensure As Low as Reasonably Practicable (“ALARP”) standards. A Major Accident Prevention Policy and Major Hazard Risk Assessment system, together with other key policies, also ensure every employee and stakeholder embeds a culture of HSE excellence and responsibility in their daily work.
This has been recognised externally too, with an independent audit conducted by DNV awarding Stanlow Terminals with the International Standard ISO 45001 accreditation.