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Hooghly Met Coke and Power Company Ltd
Hooghly Met Coke and Power Company Ltd (HMCPCL) is a joint venture between Tata Steel Ltd.. (Tata Steel) and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (WBIDC). The company is setting up merchant coke ovens unit adopting the heat recovery route at Haldia, West Bengal. The project is intended for sale of metallurgical coke in the international as well as domestic market and also supply of coke to the blast furnaces of Tata Steel at Jamshedpur.

To produce world class low ash metallurgical coke, the entire coking coal requirement will be imported from countries such as Australia, Canada, CIS countries, Indonesia etc.

The unit would have an annual coke production capacity of 1.6 million tons. Excess heat produced in the coke oven process will be utilized to produce electricity. The power capacity would be around 120 MW. Power generation would be done by Tata Power Company Ltd.

This new generation technology based on the heat recovery process will have emission levels lower than those resulting from older, by-product coke oven type technology. The West Bengal State Pollution Control board and the Environment Ministry have already given an NOC to the project.

Come 2008 the company hopes to start its operations with complete support from West Bengal Government, Ministry of Shipping, Haldia Dock Complex and Kolkata Port Trust. The Haldia Development authority has agreed to extend every infrastructural support to ensure prompt execution of the project. The company plans to derive its skilled and unskilled manpower from its operating environment, giving a fillip to the industrial and local development at Haldia.

The envisaged cost of the project is around Rs.1150 crores.
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