To meet its electricity requirements in a power-starved Tamil Nadu, tyre company Apollo Tyres Ltd is planning to set up a 15 MW thermal power plant at its factory near here, the company said on Tuesday. Two units each of 7.5 MW will be set up at the company’s factory at Oragadam, around 50 km from here. The factory has a capacity to roll out 550 tonnes of passenger vehicle and truck/bus radial tyres per day, the company said in a statement.
According to the environment impact assessment (EIA) report by Hubert Enviro Care Systems Pvt Ltd, the expected outlay will be Rs 80 crore. “Coal is easily importable through the Chennai port, 52 km from the site,” the EIA report states.
The plant will come up in an area of 2.47 acres and the flyash (100 tonnes per day) will be disposed of to brick kilns. The power plant will run for 18 hours a day, with an effluent generation of 40.98 KL per hour.