Coal-to-gas plant at Angul to be commissioned next month: JSPL

New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) today said it will commission its coal-to-gas project, the first such project in the country, at Angul in Odisha next month.

"The coal-to-gas project (at Angul) will be commissioned next month," JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal said at an event here.

The coal-to-gas project is a part of the Rs 21,000 crore investment that the company has made at Angul for setting up a 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) steel mill and a 810-MW power plant.

Once commissioned, this would mark the completion of 1.5 mtpa integrated steel plant of the company in the first phase.

The company has also proposed to expand its steel-making capacity at the facility to 12.5 mtpa and generate 2,600 MW of power in phases.

JSPL has signed an agreement with Lurgi Technology Company, South Africa, for providing the technology for coal gasification.

The technology to be used in this plant offers practical means of utilising indigenous coal for meeting stringent environmental control requirements.

The plant would produce 225,000 Nm3/hr synthetic gas.