NMDC Nagarnar steel plant moves a step closer to commissioning

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on March 02, 2018

NMDC’s steel plant at Nagarnar, Chhattisgarh, took the first decisive step towards commissioning by starting the 220KV GIS (Gas Insulated Switch) main receiving sub-station on Thursday. Prashant Dash, Executive Director, Nagarnar Iron & Steel Plant, switched on the Operational Power receiving system in the presence of senior officials of NISP and MECON, the consultancy partner, and GE, India officials.

The steel plant project gathered momentum after Baijendra Kumar took over as CMD in September 2017. Several packages that were delayed were expeditiously taken up and work accelerated.

The GIS system at the steel plant’s Main Receiving Station has been imported from France and set up by GE India at ₹140 crore. The system requires low maintenance and also needs just about a fourth of the land required to set up a conventional power sub-station system.

The System is designed to receive power from Chhattisgarh State Power Transmission Corporation Limited’s sub-station at Parchanpal, Bastar and distribute it to different units of the steel plant by plant power distribution system through overhead cable gallery system.

The plant power distribution system is also expected to be in place within the next fortnight.

Of the steel plant’s total power requirement of 296MW, NMDC proposes to take 241 MW from the grid through CSPTCL while the balance will be generated in-house.

Published on March 02, 2018

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