INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO ADANI FOUNDATION
MUNDRA PORT, Kutchh, Gujarat
Students of B.TECH SEMESTER
8th and 6th CE/IT
U.V. Patel College of Engineering,
Visit by the Students: (CE/IT Dept.)
Date of Visit: 10th - 11th April 2019
Place of Visit: Mundra Port, Kutchh,Gujarat
Prof. Zalak Prajapati , Prof. Ravindra Modi,
Prof. Hitesh Rajput Prof. Ketan Sarvakar
Assistant Professor (CE)Assistant Professor (IT)
Adani’s first power plant at Mundra was formed to cater to the Mundra port and SEZ business in 2006. Adani ports was already the largest importer of coal, supplying over 50% of the country’s imported coal needs and at Mundra, managed the world’s largest import coal terminal. Capitalizing on this foundation, we rapidly scaled up our operations despite no prior experience in power generation. Today, Mundra is the largest private single location coal based power plant in the world. In addition to Mundra in Gujarat, Adani Power has plants at Tiroda in Maharashtra, Kawai in Rajasthan and Udupi in Karnataka.
Being the largest private power producer in India with an installed capacity of 10,480 MW, we are now moving towards our ambitious target of 20,000 MW by 2020 with the help of a world. class team of Operations and Maintenance and an expert team of Engineering, Procurement and Construction. The transmission team of Adani Power was set up to help support the state and central utilities in evacuating power from our plants to benefit the end user. The team ended up creating over 5000 circuit Kilo-metres of transmission system in less than 3 years – yet another unmatched feat – and went on to become a publicly listed business shortly afterwards. The sheer dynamism of the Group has helped Adani Power grow tremendously since its inception as well as incubate successful new businesses. As a result, the Power business today is one of the largest businesses of the AdaniGroup.
Mundra, Gujarat 4620 MW (5 X 660 MW + 4 X 330 MW) Adani Power created history by synchronizing the first super-critical technology based 660MW generating unit at Mundra. This is the first super-critical generating unit in India. The Mundra power project is also the fastest project implementation ever by any power developer in the country with a record completion of inception to synchronization within 36 months.
Phase III of the Mundra Project, which is based on supercritical technology, has received ‘Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project’ certification from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is the world’s first thermal project based on supercritical technology to get registered as a CDM Project under UNFCCC.
Adani Power created history by synchronizing India's first super-critical technology based 660 MW generating thermal power unit at Mundra. The Supercritical power plants operate at higher temperatures and pressures, and therefore achieve higher efficiencies (above 40%) than conventional sub-critical power plants (32%). The use of supercritical technology also leads to significant CO2 emission reductions (above 20%).
Installing supercritical units - Conserve coal
Installation of energy efficient LED lighting
Optimize auxiliary power consumption
Improving combustion efficiency
Minimize system leakages
(Images and Data Source:www.adanipower.com)
10th April 2019
The journey started from Trimandir Adalaj. The students along with faculties were ready for an exciting visit. Sharp at 4:30 o’clock early in the morning a bus of Adani arrived. It was still dark and pleasant morning ,the students created a very energetic and disciplined environment. The buses were well maintained and comfortable. Within an hour we were on NH947 and our speed geared up.
We were yet to cover around 300km to reach our destination. 8:00 am
As our fun time started we started to feel hungry and luckily the first halt was not far away. We took our halt at a ‘Dhaba’ near Halvad and we were served breakfast. And after that the journey resumed and we started to play fun games like antakshiri on the way.
After a long and fun filled journey we reached a very secluded and poised place named ‘Shantivihar’. We were mesmerized by the view of the place and a spiritual vibe was felt by the ‘Shanti Nath’ temple.
We were received by the in charge of ‘Shanti Vihar’. Rooms were allotted to us in a group of three and four. We found out the rooms very spacious and equipped with all the basic amenities that an individual needs.
After some rest we were called by a whistle for lunch in the mess. The meal was very delicious and hygienic as well. Also the service was excellent. After lunch we again went back to our room.
One of the most significant part of the visit was that our electronic gadgets were taken. And this was done for rules and also the fact that we can focus on learning rather than posing for pictures.
We left accommodation for the purpose we came for. With all the safety instructions and helmets we kick-started our crusade of learning about the industry. The buses took us to the Adani Port ,Jeti. Meanwhile we saw huge machinery and were astonished to see tons of cargo loading and unloading. Heaps of coal was alongside the road.The coal was unloaded to conveyer belts by huge grabbers. Throughout the travel to port we were amazed to see the work of mechanics. About an hour later we reached the port. The authority received us and gave facts and information about the port.
There was no material which was not imported or exported from that port. We saw huge containers being loaded on ships for export.
After that we went to Adani Wilmar Oil Refinery. There various types of edible oils were processed. An engineer gave a quick information about the processing of tin cannisters as well as the plastic bottles. On our way we could see the oil being filled in the bottles by automated machines. Samples of oil at its different stages were shown to us.
We were taken back to our accommodation in the evening. After a quick break we were shown a presentation on Adani industry. The presentation gave a nice visualisation of their whole infrastructure and planning. And this presentation ended with Adani caps and T-shirts for all the girls was presented as a gift.
It was time for daily ‘Aarti’ in the Shanti Nath temple. The temple was a piece of art in itself. The garden and fountains were well maintained. Inside the temple we could see the sculptures on the ceiling.
The temple priest completed aarti with holiness and we went back to our rooms for rest. 8:00 pm
It was time for dinner and it was equally delicious as lunch. After dinner we went in gallery and played games. A good day or ceremony never ends without garba in gujarat, we kept the tradition and few students danced on garba beats and rest of the students had enjoyed with their group. After such an amazing and exhausting day we couldn’t resist to go to our beds. The first day ended with full of joy.
11th April 2019
The day started with a knock on our doors as a wake up call. After getting fresh we gathered in the hall. A very inspiring lecture was given to us about healthy lifestyle and yoga. But the part which made our day was the laughing session. We laughed our sleepiness off and got ready for an another day start.
After breakfast we went for our last spot that was Adani West Base. Again the journey to port was interesting in itself. Heaps of coal was again there but this was less dusty than before. The fact behind this we came to knew later that this base uses modern grabbers which stack the coal without much dust.
The atmosphere was pleasant on west base. The port was made in a curve which was actually in a ‘G’ shape. This port also held the record for unloading in minimum time in India. Also there was a 20 km long which loaded with coal for transportation. Along with these amazing facts we continued our journey.
Our next stop was Adani Power Plant. Meanwhile we saw transmission lines and huge transformers. The power plant was a multi-storey building with boilers at the basement and controlling unit above. We went to control unit and engineer gave us information about the power generation. The steam was generated by boiling water with the help of coal as a fuel. And this steam went to generator at high pressure to produce electricity.
The power plant supplied Mega Watts of energy and we could see the live status of frequency and power generated in the control room.
We went back to accommodation for lunch. The visit was about to end but without a group photo it was incomplete. After the photo-session we left for Ahmedabad. The visit ended quite comfortably.