Essel Mining & Industries Limited (EMIL), established in 1950, is
amongst the largest iron ore mining companies in the non-captive private
sector and the largest producer of noble ferro alloys in India.
operating divisions hold ISO 9001 (Quality Management
14001 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001
Health and Safety Assessment Series) certifications. Its
commitment to sustainable development has seen the company venture into
wind power generation.
The mining division has its iron ore operations in the mineral rich Barbil-Joda belt of Odisha. EMIL operates three mining assets in Odisha i.e. Jilling, Kasia and Koira. The mines have a substantial resource base of superior quality iron ore with high iron content and bulk density.
EMIL holds a leading position in the Indian mining industry for its superior mining techniques, world-class facilities, new generation mining equipment and technology, and scale and flexibility of its operations and systems. Current production and reserve levels are sufficient to sustain mining operations for the next 20-25 years.
With a strong belief towards mineral conservation and value addition, EMIL has envisaged the setting up of a beneficiation plant and a pelletisation plant near the mine locations.
Control over logistic infrastructure is the key to long-term growth in the mining business. EMIL plans to achieve a volume of 15 MTPA by 2015 and has envisaged a number of initiatives to realise the same such as:
The company has forayed into the contract coal mining business in consortium with Grasim and has bagged the prestigious 20-MTPA Bhubaneshwari coal project from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a Government of India undertaking. The extractable reserve base of the asset is 374 MT with a Coal:OB stripping ratio of 0.72. The mining operations are fully mechanised with deployment of state-of-the-art equipment in the form of 100-tonne hauling equipment, excavator of 12 Cum Bucket, 410 HP dozer, etc.
Established in 1980, the ferro-chem division of EMIL is located at Vapi in Gujarat. It is the largest producer of high-quality noble ferro alloys in India. The division produces ferro-molybdenum, ferro-vanadium, ferro-titanium, ferro-alloy powders and unfused V2O5. Noble ferro alloys are used in the manufacture of alloy steels, high-speed steels and other special grade steels, infusing the anti-abrasive and anti-corrosive properties to steel. They also find application in the manufacture of castings, electrodes, dyes and act as a catalyst in the fertiliser industry.
EMIL forayed into power generation in 2005 by installing 75-MW windmills at Dhule in Maharashtra, demonstrating EMIL's commitment to the environment and sustainable development. The division is registered with UNFCCC as a 'Clean Development Mechanism' (CDM) project under the Kyoto Protocol, which entitles it to get carbon credit revenues for a period of 10 years.
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