Essar Power Hazira Ltd, a subsidiary of Essar Power Ltd, has successfully commissioned the second unit of its 2 x 135 MW power project in Hazira.
Completed in a record 53 days – from IBR Hydrotest to final synchronisation – it is one of the swiftest commissionings of a unit of this size. The first unit was commissioned in July last year.
With this commissioning, the 270 MW multi-fuel power plant that is 100% captive to Essar Steel Hazira is now fully operational. The plant can run on multiple fuels, such as coal (both domestic and imported) and corex gas, simultaneously. The commissioning will bring down the power procurement cost of Essar Steel and also assure unmatched reliability and flexibility in steelmaking operations.
Close to 80% of Essar Power’s targeted capacity of 6,00 MW, which comprises both captive and IPP assets, are now operational. Five of the plants in the company’s portfolio were PAT positive in FY2015 – 2016.
KVB Reddy, CEO of Essar Power, said: “Over the last two years, increased coal availability, both from domestic and overseas suppliers, as well as the strong operational efficiencies harnessed by Essar Power’s world-class technical team have helped improve performance significantly.”
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