Essar Power announced commissioning of the first unit of 30 mw project at its 120 mw captive power plant at Paradip in Odisha.
The balance 90 mw (3 X 30 mw) would be commissioned in phases. The 120 mw coal fired power plant will meet the power requirement of Essar Steel’s 12 million tonnes per annum integrated palletisation facility in Odisha. The facility comprises a palletisation plant at Paradip and a beneficiation plant at Dabuna, connected through a 253 km slurry pipeline. Upon completion, Essar Steel would have access to cheap and reliable power supply, thereby improving its competitive edge. The 220 KV transmission line from plant switchyard to Main Receiving Sub Station (MRSS) of steel plant has already been commissioned for power evacuation, it said.
Related infrastructure like port facility for coal handling has already been set up by Essar Ports. Being a port backed facility, logistical cost related to coal transportation will be much lower.