Essar Power has completed Phase I (2x30 MW) of the 120 MW Paradip Power Plant following the synchronisation of the 30 MW second unit with the Odisha state grid on 28 September 2016 at 1408 hrs. With this milestone, Essar Power’s installed capacity now stands at 4,705 MW—up from 4,675 MW. Unit 2 is currently running at 10 MW and will attain full load shortly.
This 120 MW imported coal based power project at Paradip, Odisha, is developed by Essar Power Orissa Limited (“EPOrL”), which is a subsidiary of Essar Power Limited. This has been set up as a captive power plant to meet the requirements of Essar Steel India’s 12 million tonne pellet plant in Odisha. The facility comprises a pelletisation plant at Paradip and a beneficiation plant at Dabuna, which are connected through a 253-km slurry pipeline.
The Paradip Power Project is being developed in two phases:
Phase I (now completed): 2 units of 30 MW each, and
Phase II: 2 units of 30 MW each
This project uses eco-friendly fluidised bed combustion technology boilers that result in lower emissions. Coal imported from Indonesia is used as fuel. The world-class equipment ensures maximum availability and reliability for the Essar Steel units in Odisha. With the commissioning of Unit 2, Essar Steel will be able to further reduce its power bill, and enhance its competitive edge.
Unit I was commissioned on 6 February 2015. The construction of the Phase II units are in progress and are likely to be completed by next year.