Thermax commissions second integrated energy plant for Greenply
Thermax successfully commissioned a 97 MW energy plant for Greenply Industries Ltd. at Shrikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh.
The plant will help Greenply manufacture MDF boards, which is made by breaking down wood into fibres which are again combined with adhesives and the end product is formed into panels by applying heat and pressure.
For the manufacturing process, the plant provides multiple heat streams in the form of steam, thermal oil and hot gas, achieving a thermal efficiency of 94% from the process. Nearly 50% of the plant’s fuel requirements are met by utilising process wastes such as board trims, screen rejects and sander dust.
This is a repeat order from Greenply. In 2009, Thermax had commissioned a 49 MW energy plant at its Rudrapur unit in Uttarakhand. For both projects, Dieffenbacher GmbH, the German OEM, is the technology supplier.