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Jan 04, 2016
Essel Infraprojects Limited (EIL) successfully commissions its maiden waste-to-energy plant in Tamil Nadu

Essel Infraprojects Limited (EIL) an enterprise of Dr. Subash Chandra led Essel Group successfully commissioned its maiden waste-to-energy plant in Tamil Nadu. The plant at Vengadamangalam in Tamil Nadu was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu's Honourable chief minister Dr. J Jayalalitha via video conference from Chennai.

The MSW management plant is set up on a Design, Build, Operate and Transfer (DBOT) basis and will also carry out Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the facility for a period of 20 years. The plant is constructed with Rs.100 crore investments, treat 300 tonnes of MSW per day, generate electricity using RDF, a type of fuel derived from MSW and the installed capacity is 2.9 MW, which generates 2.9 MW of power.

Essel Pallavapuram and Tambaram MSW Private Limited (EPTMPL) are the fully owned subsidiaries of EIL and they were awarded a contract by Pallavaram Municipality for setting up an integrated MSW Management Project through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Pallavapuram and Tambaram Municipalities.

Essel has tied up with Rochem India for providing cutting edge technology for producing high quality Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Compost.

On successful commissioning of waste to energy plant EIL's chief executive officer Ashok Agarwal said, "Essel Infra's is pleased to associate with the Government of Tamil Nadu in setting up the first state-of-the-art waste to energy plant in Tamil Nadu which will play an pivotal role in building a sustainable urban future and showcase disposal of MSW in an ecofriendly way, which is a vital aspect in building smart cities. We are today, India's largest MSW Company with 8 projects in waste to energy segment."

EPTMPL will deploy incineration based waste to energy technology proposed under MSW rules 2015. The company has also constructed a transfer station cum material recovery facility in Ganapathipuram and Kannadapalayam using technologies to generate Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) and organic compost at the processing facility.

Besides TN, Essel Infra has MSW projects at Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Bangalore (Karnataka), Bhubaneswar & Cuttack (Orissa), Surat (Gujarat), Amritsar (Punjab) and Ranchi (Jharkhand)

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