Sponge iron Plant
Lloyds Metals and Energy Limited. (LMEL),a unit of Lloyds group is in the manufacturing of Direct Reduced Iron(DRI which is well known as Sponge Iron) had initially set up its first 500 TPD kiln with the rated capacity of1,50,000 tpa by opting OSIL-Technology in the year 1994-95 at the village-Ghugus, District-Chandrapur (Maharashtra). Later the unit has expanded by installing an additional 4 x 100 tpd kilns(with Lurgi technology) in the year 2006 and achieved its production capacity of 2,70,000 tpa. And thereby has become one of the biggest Sponge Iron manufacturers in Vidarbha region. Experiencing various technical constraints with deterioration in their inputs quality, LMEL has opted for conversion of its 500 TPD kiln from OSIL technology to well proven Lurgi technology in the year 2008.
LMEL has further gone for expansion by installing waste heat recovery based 30 MW Co-generation Power Plant in the year 2010 using waste heat from Kiln off gases being generated from the kilns while manufacturing Sponge Iron. The Waste Heat Recovery Boilers and AFBC Boiler are supplied by Engineering Division of Lloyds Steel Industries Ltd, Murbad. As the Sponge Iron being the best Indigenous substitute for MS scrap in steel making, the entire Sponge Iron produced in LMEL is used for its captive consumption in its parent unit- Lloyds Steel Industries Ltd, Wardha. The unit is well equipped with all necessary sophisticated Pollution Control Devices to ensure pollution free Environment in the surroundings.
Lloyds Metal & Energy Limited has set up a waste heat recovery based 30 MW Thermal Power Plant in Ghugus, Dist: Chandrapur, Maharashtra State.
- The main power plant equipments are-
- Five numbers of waste heat recovery boilers (1X55 TPH,4 X 12 TPH capacity) connected to Coal Based Rotary Kilns producing DRI
- Supplemented by 1 X 90 TPH AFBC Boiler
- 30 MW Steam Turbine at 64 kg/cm2 steam pressure and temperature of 490 +/- 5 Deg.C
- Other Auxiliaries
- Approx 65 % out of 30 MW of Power is generated from waste heat of Kiln Flue Gases which is presently unutilized and therefore the fuel consumption for generating 30 MW power would be substantially lower thereby making the unit eco friendly. The company shall be getting CDM benefits for this carbon saving project on waste heat based electricity generation.
- A 220 KV Switchyard is provided for evacuation of power to the MSETCL.
- The Necessary pollution control equipment along with hardware has been considered to monitor and meet the norms prescribed by Pollution Control Board.
- 210 million units (210 MU) will be generated by this state of art Power Plant annually.