Diesel Power Plant installation for BALCO

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About the Client

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.

Business Need

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.

Solution

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.

The project included the following key activities:

  • All generator sets synchronised in auto and manual mode with power command controller and master synchronizer
  • Live phasing out on 6.6KV between DG bus and Grid bus for synchronisation of 12 x 3000 kVA DG sets with Grid
  • Complete system for Grid synchronisation in reverse and forward direction
  • SCADA PLC system
  • Start/ Stop/ AMF operation in black out condition
  • Load management
  • Remote monitoring and operation from Central Control room (CCR)
  • All outgoing VCB’s and B/C and tie breakers operation
  • Complete civil works including Power house Building
  • Related auxiliary work
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