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Jharsuguda Power Project
Sterlite Energy Ltd has taken a major initiative towards the advancement of the power infrastructure in Orissa through its 4 x 600 MW coal-based independent power plant (IPP) in Jharsuguda district. The IPP project envisages a total capital outlay of Rs. 8,200 crores. The two units have commenced commercial operation since November 2010 and April 2011 respectively. The project is expected to be fully commissioned in the third quarter of Fiscal 2012.

The power plant entails a number of pioneering achievements in the Indian power sector. Each of its four units has a capacity of 600 MW, which makes the units the largest commissioned in India till date. One of the largest coal handling plants to handle 44,000 MT of coal per day, which is equivalent to 14 rakes of coal a day and a power generation capacity to produce 57 million units/day. In addition to this, a Hybrid ESP with fabric filter is being deployed for the first time in an Indian power plant. The plant also has a dual LP-flow steam turbine and four 160 meters high natural draft cooling towers. Other important features of the plant include two 275 meters high multi-flue stacks and a high concentration slurry disposal (HCSD) system for dry ash and highly concentrated slurry.

The company has made extensive arrangements to source raw materials for the power plant. The Hirakud Reservoir is being used as a water source and coal- the chief raw material, is being derived from the IB Valley coalfield. Power would be supplied to consumers through the high-voltage power lines.

As a prime advocate of sustainable development, Sterlite Energy Ltd. puts a premium on environmentally friendly construction technology. The plant employs hybrid ESP and fabric filter which maintains stack emission < 50 mg/m3 and HCSD system for ash disposal, which results in very low consumption of water compared to wet slurry system. The Jharsuguda IPP would therefore be a zero effluent discharge plant with stack emission

For actualization of Vision for Global Benchmark Performance, the Company has tied up for Operation & Maintenance of  the station with Evonik Energy Services (India) Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Evonik Energy Services GmbH, Germany having 70 years of experience in O&M of Coal fired thermal Power Plants of big size.

Independent Power Plant  Jharsuguda, Orissa
Proposed Installed Capacity 2,400 MW (4x600 MW)
Technology Thermal, sub-critical
EPC Contractor SEPCO III, China.
O&M Contractor Evonik Energy Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Estimated Coal Requirement Approximately 12.49 mtpa
Coal Supply Status 112.22 million tons coal block allocated(2); provisional coal linkage of 2.57 mtpa received, which will be sufficient for the generation of a substantial portion of the power in the first 600 MW unit, and coal linkage with respect to 1,800 MW of capacity applied for.
Off-take Status Long-term PPA signed with GRIDCO providing right to purchase approximately up to 718 MW, intend to supply power to Vedanta Aluminium for its proposed 1.25 mtpa aluminium smelter expansion project at adjacent site and One unit power(600MW) being sold on merchandise basis through national grid.
Commissioning of the Units First - August 2010
Second - January 2011
Estimated Project Cost Rs. 82,000 million

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