Hazira power plant

From Global Energy Monitor

Hazira power plant is a 515-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant located near the Essar Steel India Limited steel plant in Gujarat, India.

A 270 MW coal plant at the location was commissioned in 2015-2016.


The undated satellite photo below shows the steel and power plant at Hazira village, Surat district.

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The plant, which was commissioned in October 1997, burns naphtha, high-speed diesel, natural gasoline liquid and/or natural gas. Power from the plant is sold to the company's steel division, Essar Steel: 215MW is captive to the Essar Steel India Limited steel plant and 300MW is supplied to Gujarat.[1]

Hazira II expansion

Essar Energy is also proposing the Hazira II power plant, a 270MW plant comprising two 135MW unit using "imported coal and corex gas fines from the adjacent Essar Steel corex plant." According to Essar, Hazira II is planned for commissioning in 2015.[2][3]

EPHL started commercial operations of Unit I (135MW) in July 2015. Unit 2 (135 MW) was commissioned in December 2016.[4][5]

Financing for Hazira II

In March 2010, a financing agreement for the expansion was closed. Infrastructure Development Finance Company agreed to provide US$238.86 million in loans, Essar Group agreed to provide US$79.61 million in equity.[6]

Project Details on the Hazira II expansion

Sponsor: Essar Energy
Location: Hazira village, Surat district, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21.1190775, 72.6405448 (exact)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 270 MW (Units 1&2: 135 MW)
Type: Subcritical
Start year: 2015 (Unit 1), 2016 (Unit 2)
Coal Type:
Coal Source: imported coal
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing: Hazira II: US$238.86 million in debt from Infrastructure Development Finance Company; US$79.61 million in equity from Essar Group[6]

Resources and articles


  1. Essar Energy, "Power", Essar Energy website, accessed February 2012.
  2. "New projects," Essar Energy website, accessed March 2015.
  3. "Sustainability Report 2014," Essar Energy, 2014
  4. "Essar Power Hazira registers strong operational and financial performance," Essar, February 04, 2016
  5. Harleigh Hobbs, "Essar Power Hazira commissions second 135 MW unit," World Coal, 1 December 2016
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Preview of Hazira Multi Fuel Captive Power Plant (270MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-10-16.

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