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JSW Jaigarh Port creates a landmark coal storage and handling facility

Steel News - Published on Thu, 26 Dec 2013

Thermal coal remains India’s most important fuel for generating electricity. With increasing environmental concerns, storage and handling of coal in large quantities has thrown up additional challenges. One of the major challenges is handling the coal in an environment-friendly manner.

JSW Jaigarh Port has taken a major step towards this goal by planning and constructing a fully covered coal stack yard to meet the coal requirement of the Group’s 1,200-MW power plant in Ratnagiri. The project involves construction of a 440-m long covered shed capable of housing 16-m high coal stack, with mechanised facility such as Stacker-cum-Reclaimer of capacity 4,000/2,000 tonnes per hour with related conveyors.

The shed is of 104 m span with 6 m high retaining walls supporting the roof structure. The roof at the crown is 46.5 m high from ground. The shed construction involved about 9,000 cu. m of concrete work, 3,500 tonnes of space frame structure and 45,000 sq. m of roof sheeting. The space frame structure was designed and supplied by Xuzhou Zhongmei Steel Construction Co Ltd, China, whereas profiled colour-coated sheets of JSW have been used as roofing material.

The shed is also equipped with fire-fighting and dust suppression system. Load trials of the mechanised facility are in progress and construction work of the shed has been completed.

With this structure in place, JSW Jaigarh Port is poised to create a landmark facility for handling coal in a most environment-friendly manner which will be unique in the country.

Source - Exim News Service

Posted By : admin on Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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