India Steel Company Discusses Two Coal to Liquids Projects (Economic Times)

Jindal Steel and Power Limited’s 2 mtpa steel plant to go on stream in June next

Jindal Steel has proposed to set up a coal-to-liquid (CTL) project in Angul district which was cleared by the high-level clearance authority of the state government in May. Jindal Synfuels limited (JSFL), a JSPL group company will set up a CTL (Coal to Liquid) plant with a capacity of 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) equivalent of key oil products such as Diesel, Naphtha, and LPG. Tata Steel in joint venture with South Africa based Sasol Synfuels (Pty) Ltd also has pro[pose4d to set up a 3.6-million-tonne per annum Coal to Liquid (CTL) plant in Orissa. These two CTL plants, at an estimated cost of Rs 90,000 crore, are expected to come up by 2016 are first of its kind in the country. Both the mega projects envisage adoption of state of the art Clean Coal Technology so that the carbon footprint will be drastically lower. The CTL overall process consists of three main sections namely Coal Gasification, Fischers-Tropsch synthesis (liquefaction), and Product Up-gradation.

BHUBANESWAR: The Jindal Steel and Power Limited [JSPL]‘s 6 MTPA integrated steel plant and 1320 MW thermal power Plant in Anugul district will be commissioned in June next year, according to JSPL managing director, Naveen Jindal said here.

Mr Jindal, however, he expressed concern over the delay in the finalization of coal linkage to the steel and power projects. The company has not been able to develop the allotted coal block in Utkal-B-1 in Talcher in the absence of required statutory clearances.

‘The progress at the Angul steel project is going on very fast and the plant with a production capacity of two million tons will be commissioned in June next year,’ Mr Jindal told media persons on the sidelines of his meeting with steel and mines minister Raghunath Mohanty at the Secretariat here on Thursday.

The company had signed a MoU with the state government to set up a six- million ton capacity steel plant in Anugul district. “The plant is expected to achieve full capacity by 2014 and capacity addition will be up to 20 million ton per annum 2020″, the Minister said.

The company is also putting up a 1320-MW thermal power plant at Boinda in Angul district.

Mr Jndal reiterated the company’s commitment to the proposed industrial park at Angul for which signing an MoU with the Government for the project is likely by next month-end. Nevertheless, he clarified that everything would depend on the availability of land for the project, he added.

The company also has proposed to set up a coal-to-liquid (CTL) project in Angul district which was cleared by the high-level clearance authority of the state government in May. Jindal Synfuels limited (JSFL), a JSPL group company will set up a CTL (Coal to Liquid) plant with a capacity of 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) equivalent of key oil products such as Diesel, Naphtha, and LPG.

“The project is of much strategic importance because of the depleting crude oil reserves leading to volatile oil prices. The project will go a long way in ensuring energy security for the country. An MoU with the State Government is likely to be signed soon”, Mr Jindal said.

Tata Steel in joint venture with South Africa based Sasol Synfuels (Pty) Ltd also has pro[pose4d to set up a 3.6-million-tonne per annum Coal to Liquid (CTL) plant in Orissa. These two CTL plants, at an estimated cost of Rs 90,000 crore, are expected to come up by 2016 are first of its kind in the country.

Both the mega projects envisage adoption of state of the art Clean Coal Technology so that the carbon footprint will be drastically lower. The CTL overall process consists of three main sections namely Coal Gasification, Fischers-Tropsch synthesis (liquefaction), and Product Up-gradation.

The pre-feasibility study for the project has been taken up. However, the location for the projects has not been finalised.

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