Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. (BALCO) is an Indian aluminium company. The company was founded in 1965 as Government of India Public Sector Undertaking. It was acquired by Vedanta Group in the year 2001. BALCO was the first public sector enterprise in India which started producing aluminium in 1974. Major operations of BALCO are in the town of Korba (Chhattisgarh), whereas its mines supplying high grade Bauxite are situated at Kawardha and Mainpat.
The client wanted to commission a 21 MVA Diesel Power Plant for its smelter unit in Korba. A smelter unit is an installation for smelting a metal from its ore. The process of smelting involves heating the ore at very high temperatures to extract a metal and needs constant operations without any power failure to maintain required temperatures. To ensure the smelting operations of the plant did not suffer during a power failure, the client decided to operate a diesel power plant that could provide uninterrupted power to the smelter.
Jakson provided a turnkey engineering solution that included design, supply, installation, testing & commissioning of 12 numbers of 3000 KVA 6.6 KV diesel gensets with all accessories. The plant had to operate at 80% load factor to provide power.
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