Sintex natural gas project

Project full name

Sintex 7.5 MW Natural gas based package cogeneration project, Gujarat – India

CDM Project number

2471

Description

The CDM project is a 7.5 MW capacity cogeneration plant situated in and around the villages of Saij and Arshodia of Kalol Taluk, Gandhinagar District, of Gujarat. It is primarily operated by Sintex Industries Limited known for plastic and textile production. The CDM project utilizes the natural gas for electricity generation by installation of a gas based package cogeneration unit specifically 7.5 MW natural gas based turbo alternator with an effective exhaust waste heat recovery module.  In absence of the project activity, the company would meet its total electricity demand of 13 MW partially by combustion of fossil fuel and partially from the grid electricity supply. The project activity generates 7 MW of electricity which was earlier derived from the grid, thus replacing the fuel oil which they used to generate another 6 MW of electricity. Thus the electricity generated is for self-consumption. The project activity is expected to reduce an average of 25122 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum.

Report summary

Key promises made by project proponents:

  • project activity has resulted in generation of employment opportunities for professional, skilled and unskilled labourers for development, engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of the project activity
  • project activity would also result in lowering of SOx, NOx and particulate matter emission level to a considerable extent
  • project activity will be contributing towards better quality environment for the employees and the nearby communities

Situation on the ground:

Some employment opportunities have been created by the project activity. However, women are not on the payroll of the company. The quality of the air has been degraded in the surrounding villages due to industrial development in the area in general. The implementation of the project did not contribute to an improvement of air quality, but is producing fly ash. Fly ash has had impacts on the agricultural productivity in the nearby villages and further negatively impacted water logging. The project was not able to live up to the promise made in the Project Design Document (PDD) to contribute towards better quality environment for the employees and the nearby communities. Fly ash generated by the project activity is severely impacting the water resources and agricultural productivity.

Industrial gases

Project participants

  • India:
  • M/s Sintex Industries limited

Registration date

23 December 2009

Carbon credits issued to date

2489

Exact location

Kalol at Gandhinagar district

Gujarat
India

Relevant links at UNFCCC website

PDD
host country letter of approval
validation report

Sustainable development benefits

social well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project activity has resulted in generation of employment opportunities for professional, skilled and  unskilled labour for development, engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of the project activity
  • the development of project specific infrastructure has also resulted in employment and income generation sources for hundred local personnel for more than a period of six months
  • various kinds of electromechanical work would generate employment opportunities for local contractor on regular and permanent basis
  • implementation of project activity has also resulted in improvement of the general infrastructure in and around the project site which includes upgrading of the access road and street lighting
  • project activity results in involvement of international engineering company to study and engineerthe project and as such contributed towards capacity building in terms of technical knowledge and managerial skills of the industry personals
  • the project activity would promote the application of natural gas based cogeneration in similar type of industry
  • the project activity through partial elimination of fuel oil consumption will contribute towards the national energy security

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Jobs

  • generation of employment activities, as claimed by the company has been different for both the villages affected
  • village Sair recorded lower employment opportunities provided by the company, about 10 people from the village
  • reason for absence of direct employment by the company is the lack of skilled labours
  • women were not employed by the company
  • labourers were employed at low wages compared to the people in other villages
  • in village Arshodia there was direct employment given to about 50 villagers by the company
  • income generation:
  • villagers are paid well by the company

economic well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • deployment of the project activity has contributed towards employment generation at various stages of the development of project activity including construction, operation and maintenance and others
  • project proponent has carried out recruitment of personals for operation and maintenance of the project activity
  • setting up cogeneration system has resulted in business opportunities for engineering contractor and will leave provision for future business during the life of the project activity

environmental well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project activity through adaptation of natural gas based power generation facility would be reducing considerable amount of GHG emission which would have taken place in the pre project scenario of fuel oil based captive power generation
  • project activity would also result in lowering of SOx, NOx and particulate matter emission level to a considerable extent
  • contribution towards reducing of thermal pollution
  • project activity will be contributing towards better quality environment for the employees and the nearby communities
  • transportation of natural gas to the site is safer and more environmentally friendly than oil because it avoids the use of road transportation

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Air

  • air quality has been degraded in the villages due to industrial development in these areas
  • in Arshodia, the disposal of fly ash has impacted the agricultural productivity and has also led to water logging problems in the drainage lines of the region

technological well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • natural gas based packaged cogeneration system installed by the project proponent is a robust and clean technology involving the latest state of art options to be used for the purpose of electricity and thermal energy generation
  • project activity will also act as a clean technology demonstration project to encourage and promote the deployment of efficient cogeneration system in similar type industry

Sources and Materials

Sources

  • Laya field visit report

Organisations working on project

  • Laya

Last update

03.12.2014


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