- Security of power supply through self-generation
- Reduced costs through high fuel efficiency, particularly when in CHP configuration
- Improved environmental performance resulting from fuel efficiency
Lloyds has expanded their Captive Power plant by installing waste heat recovery based 30 MW Co-generation / Captive Power Plant at Ghugus, Dist: Chandrapur, Maharashtra State 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 Boilers are supplied by the Engineering Division of Lloyds Steel Industries Ltd, Murbad. The unit is well equipped with all necessary sophisticated Pollution Control Devices to ensure a pollution-free Environment in the surroundings.
Presently the Captive Thermal Power Plant has a generation capacity of 30 MW, providing the entire electric power requirement of our own Sponge Iron plant at Ghugus.
Approx 65 % out of 30 MW of Power is generated from the waste heat of Kiln Flue Gases which is presently unutilized 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.
The location of the captive thermal power plant at one of the biggest Sponge Iron manufacturers in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra is also strategic to the availability and supply of coal from nearby Coalfields.