(A Government of West Bengal Undertaking)
The Durgapur Projects Limited is a Government Company incorporated on 6th September, 1961 , consisting of Coke Oven Batteries, Bye-products Plant, Gas Grid Project, Thermal Power Plant and Water Works. It is under the administrative control of the Department of Power, Government of West Bengal.
The Companys Plants and Administrative Offices are located within 3 km from Durgapur Railway Station and 1 km from the G. T. Road.
The Durgapur Projects Limited is the first undertaking of the State Government which has been engaged in development of infrastructure for Industries and was given the stature of an Industry for Industries. It has helped in development of various large, medium and small scale industries in and around Durgapur and also at other places within the State.
1. Generation of power and its distribution at 11KV in its licensed area at Durgapur and transmission of surplus power to WBSEB.
2. Production of Metallurgical Coke of Blast Furnace, Foundries etc., Coke Oven Gas as industrial fuel and Crude Coal Tar avaiable from its Recovery type of Coke Oven Batteries.
3. Treatment and distribution of water for drinking and industrial use.
Power Plant :
Coke Oven : 3 Number 4.5 mitre tall recovery type Coke Oven Batteries with 100 oven of width 400 mm along with Coal Washery and Bye-products Plant. Present Production capacity is 27,000 M.T. which can be increased to 40,000 M. T. with commissioning of 3rd Battery.
Water Works : Originally commissioned with a capacity of 6 MGD in 1960. The Water Works was expanded upto the capacity 41 MGD of water treatment plant for water available from Durgapur Barrage on River Damodar of DVC for use in Company's Plant, Township and other industries and domestic consumers.
Transmission & Distribution :
The transmission and distribution system of DPL with jurisdiction of an area of about 60 sq kilometers includes the following :-
a) 132 KV transmission line measuring 19 circuit kilometers served through three sub-stations of 180 MVA capacity.
b) 11 KV transmission/distribution line measuring 393 circuit kilometers
c) LT distribution line network measuring 4250.5 circuit kilometers.
Renovation, Modernisation and Upgradation of Power Units :
The Units 1 to 5 Power Plant are being totally renovated and modernised with a project cost of Rs. 363 crores carried out by M/S Powerplant Improvement Ltd (a joint venture of Siemens AG and BHEL) to be completed in plases by 31.3.3001. As a result the plant availability will be over 80% and PLF should increase upto 63.5% and there shall be availability of substantial power without interruption.
Special Incentive for new industries :
The power tariff of DPL includes attraction for new industries based on Load Factor, Power Factor, Payment through L/C etc. Some new residential units have been set up in Durgapur and are availing such incentives.
Growth of power demand :
There has been inclusion of new industrial consumers with a contract demand of about 30 MVA which is expected to increase by another about 50 MVA in near future.
Environmental activities :
The waste water of Power Plant is treated in Ash Pond for sedimentation of pollutants whereas the coke oven waste water containing toxic chemicals is treated by root zone oxidation system and clear water meeting the prescribed standard is discharged. For air pollution control ESPs have been installed/being upgraded to maintain prescribed norms.
DPL Power Station has been given incentive award for reduced specific secondary fuel consumption and auxiliary power consumption by the Ministry of Power, Government of India on two occasions.