Thermax bags plum EPC order

THERMAX recently bagged an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) order worth Rs 503 crore from the Centre. The order is for setting up a captive power plant for its new integrated steel plant in Central India.

The project is going to be designed, engineered, constructed and commissioned by them. Speaking on the same MS Unnikrishnan, MD & CEO of Thermax, said, "The contract is another testimony to Thermax's ability to configure a complex energy solution at an economical cost."

The supply of equipment includes three 160 tonnes per hour capacity (3x160 TPH) boilers that use multiple fuels such as blast furnace and coke oven gas and light diesel oil and two 40 MW each steam turbines.

The steam from the boilers will be used to blow air into the blast furnace and to generate 80 MW of power. The order also includes a water demineraliser plant, cooling water system, air conditioning and ventilation system, compressed air system, fire fighting facilities, emergency DG set, among others.

This project is designed as a zero discharge plant and an effluent treatment plant based on reverse osmosis will recycle water.

The 6,000 crore firm, till date has worked on over 75 power projects on a turnkey basis wherein they provide systems that work on various types of fuels including domestic and imported coal, washery rejects, petcoke, waste heat from various processes, renewable energy including biomass and solar, waste gases, naptha and natural gas.

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