According to reports, Essar Steel India has commissioned a 19MW heat recovery power plant at Hazira. The plant will use the heat generated in the manufacturing process (hot briquetted iron waste heat recovery and surplus steam from blast furnace boilers) to generate electricity.
The power generated will be used for internal consumption and help reduce power costs for the company.
Mr Dilip Oommen, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our focus is to have facilities which are both cost efficient and environment-friendly. Our new plant is helping us save the cost of generating 19 MW of power — enough power for almost 10,000 homes.”
The company will also benefit with the availability of carbon credits due to reduction in emission of greenhouse gases. Further, it can utilise the power more effectively without any transmission losses.