Nature of Business
Legal Status of Firm
Private Limited Company
Essar Global Fund (EGFL) is a diversified global investment fund with a diversified portfolio of investments across the sectors of energy, metals & mining, infrastructure and services.
Aegis, founded 30 years ago in the United States, is a global outsourcing and technology company committed to impacting clients’ business outcomes by focusing on enhancing customer experience across all touch points and channels. At Aegis, we have placed customer experience (CX) management at the core of our business strategy and envision to constantly innovating in order to have superior execution for our clients, thereby creating wealth for all the stakeholders.
We aim at providing a framework for all our operations and to achieve this we adopt the mantra – happy employees, happy customers and happy shareholders. Our core values define our approach, attitude and our orientation towards each other as Aegisites and towards our work for our clients.
Aegis has operations in 56 locations across 13 countries with more than 55,000 employees. We service over 300 clients from verticals such as Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Technology, Telecom, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Energy & Utilities. The company is wholly owned by the Essar, a USD 39 billion conglomerate
We are a fully integrated flat carbon steel manufacturer – from iron ore to ready-to-market products – with a current capacity of 14 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). Our products find wide acceptance in highly discerning consumer sectors such as automotive, white goods, construction, engineering and shipbuilding.
Essar Steel is one of India's largest exporters of flat products, exporting to the highly demanding US and European markets, and to the growing markets of South East Asia and the Middle East.
A number of major client companies have approved our steel for their use, including Caterpillar, Hyundai, Swaraj Mazda, the Konkan Railway, and Maruti Suzuki. Essar Steel has acquired extensive quality accreditations and our lean team gives us one of the highest productivities and lowest manpower costs among steel plants internationally.
A major strategic advantage is our high level of forward and backward integration. We are totally integrated – from raw material to finished products – adding value at every stage of the manufacturing process. Our areas of operation include:
Iron ore beneficiation
We have an 8 MTPA plant at Bailadilla (Chhattisgarh) and a 12 MTPA plant at Dabuna (Odisha), both strategically established to leverage the rich iron ore deposits of the respective states. The plants pump the iron ore slurry to Essar Steel pellet plants at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh; 267 km pipeline) and Paradip (Odisha; 253 km pipeline) respectively.
We have an 8 MTPA pelletization plant at Visakhapatnam and a 6 MTPA pellet plant at Paradip, both of which provide vital raw material to our steel plant at Hazira (Gujarat).
Iron and steel
We have a fully integrated world-class facility at Hazira, housing the world's fourth largest single-location steel plant. It has a steel-making capacity of 10 MTPA, holds ISO: 9001:2000, IS 9002 and TUV, and ISO 140001 certification and is India Chiller Energy Efficiency Project (ICEEP) Protocol compliant.
The facility also houses a 6.8 MTPA sponge iron plant (the world's largest gas-based sponge iron plant in a single location); a 1.5 MTPA plate mill (the largest in India); a 0.6 MTPA pipe mill with with internal and external coating facilities of up to 2 million square meters annually; and a 1.4 MTPA cold rolling complex comprising two galvanizing lines, a batch annealing furnace and a skin pass mill.
We have a downstream capability hub at Pune (Maharashtra),which houses a 0.6 MTPA cold rolling plant, a 0.5 MTPA galvanizing plant, a 0.4 MTPA color coating plant, and a 0.65 MTPA pickling line.
Essar Steel is the first steel company to set up an end user distribution chain for steel products under the brand names Essar Hypermart and Essar Expressmart. Hypermart is the world's largest steel retail chain with a network of over 375 retail outlets across India, Indonesia, Nepal and the Middle East.
Essar Steel's processing and distribution facilities are the largest in India with an aggregate annual capacity of 4 million tonnes from its facilities in Pune (Maharashtra), Hazira (Gujarat), Bahadurgarh (National Capital Region), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Bhuj (Gujarat) and Dubai (UAE).
Essar Steel Algoma, Canada
Established in 1901, Essar Steel Algoma is a fully integrated steel producer based in Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario). With a current production capacity of 4 MTPA, the plant specializes in providing total steel solutions to North American flat roll customers.
Essar Power is one of India's leading private power producers with a 14-year operating track record. The company's power business currently has seven operational power plants in India and one operational power plant in Algoma, Canada, with a total installed generation capacity of 3,910 MW.
This capacity is increasing to 4900 MW by March 2015. Essar Energy also has access to approximately 500 mmt of coal resources across seven coal blocks in India and overseas.
Essar Power — Hazira (515 MW)
Commissioned in October 1997, the Essar Power-Hazira power plant is a multi-fuel (naphtha, high-speed diesel, natural gasoline liquid and/or natural gas) combined-cycle power plant located near the Essar Steel facility in Hazira, Gujarat.
Essar Steel and GUVNL, the Gujarat State power utility, purchase 215 MW and 300 MW of the power, respectively. They are responsible for providing the fuel required at the power plant to generate the power.Vadinar Power — Jamnagar (120 MW)
Essar Oil provides the fuel required at the power plant to generate the power and steam for the power plant's operations.
Bhander Power — Hazira (500 MW)
The Bhander Power-Hazira plant, located in Hazira, Gujarat, is a natural gas-fired combined-cycle captive power plant. The plant was commissioned in 2006 and commenced full commercial operations in October 2008.
Essar Steel and other Essar Affiliated Companies are responsible for providing the natural gas required by the Bhander Power-Hazira plant, and in turn take the power generated pursuant to their PPAs with Bhander Power.
Algoma Power Plant — Canada (85 MW)
Essar Power (Canada) (formerly Algoma Energy LLP) owns and operates the Algoma Power Plant in Ontario, Canada. This 85 MW co-generation plant was commissioned on June 13, 2009. The plant's facilities include two 375,000 pound/hour boilers and a 105 MW turbine. The power plant converts waste gases from Essar Steel, Algoma, into electricity and steam for the steelworks. And 63 MW of the power produced is sold to the Ontario Power Authority pursuant to a 20 year power purchase agreement which expires in 2029.
With almost a decade-and-a-half of experience in the telecom business, Essar’s expertise in telecommunications is unquestioned. In Kenya, Essar became the country’s fourth telecom operator with the launch of its cellular services brand ‘yu’. A GSM-based mobile services network, yu has over three million subscribers.
Consumer durables and IT retail
India's first countrywide chain of multi-brand and multi-service outlets in the telecom retail space — The MobileStore — was launched by Essar in 2007.
Today, The MobileStore currently runs over 900 outlets in over 150 Indian cities and towns. The MobileStore is the largest Indian telecom retail network in the organized sector
Essar Energy's operations straddle the global power, and oil and gas industries with existing operations and projects under development in both.
The company is one of India's largest private power producers with a 14-year operating track record. Its power business currently has seven operational power plants in India and one in Algoma, Canada, with a total installed generation capacity of 3,910 MW.
In the oil and gas sector, the company has 15 blocks and fields for the exploration and production of oil and gas in India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Nigeria and Vietnam. Total reserves and resources across these blocks is 2,034 mmboe.
Essar Energy's refining and marketing business consists of the Vadinar refinery, the second-largest private sector refinery in India, and the Stanlow refinery in the United Kingdom.
Essar Energy serves retail customers in India through a modern, countrywide network of over 1,400 operational and another 300 under-construction retail fuel outlets.
In India, the company operates its oil and gas business through Essar Oil, which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India
Equinox Realty, headquartered in Mumbai, made its entry into the real estate business in 2007. It has grown rapidly since its inception and has a current portfolio of approximately 16 million sq. ft. under various stages of development. A part of the multinational conglomerate, Essar, it is currently present in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
The company plans to develop best-in-class residential projects across various price points, and mid- to large-size integrated developments across asset classes. Equinox aims to be recognized as a developer who adheres to the highest standards of quality and timeliness to ensure that we not only satisfy but also delight our customers.
Equinox Realty's projects are being implemented with the latest construction technologies and will feature world-renowned architectural and services consultants for efficient planning and design. Equinox Realty employs experienced professionals with extensive cross-functional and technical expertise. The team has a varied experience across finance, design, project, execution and facility management
Global exploration portfolio
Essar's exploration and production business has 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent of reserves and resources. Of this, approximately 150 million barrels are 2P and 2C resources, 1 billion barrels are prospective resources and 1 billion barrels are unrisked, in-place resources.
Largest CBM player in India
We have CBM acreage of over 2,700 sq km in India, which gives us the largest CBM acreage in the country. Our CBM block in Raniganj is close to commercial production and has signed customer contracts with several companies.
Large refining capacity
We have a 20MTPA refinery at Vadinar in Gujarat, which started commercial production on May 1, 2008. With state-of-the-art technology, it has the capability to produce petrol and diesel that meets the latest Euro IV and Euro V emission standards.
The refinery produces LPG, Naphtha, light diesel oil, Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) and kerosene. It has been designed to handle a diverse range of crude — from sweet to sour and light to heavy. It is supported by an end-to-end infrastructure setup, including SBM (Single Buoy Mooring), crude oil tanker facility, water intake facilities, a captive power plant, product jetty and dispatch facilities by both rail and road.
We have made substantial investments in installing the most advanced equipment and units in our refinery. At 97m, the refinery's crude column is Asia's tallest and capable of enhanced separation of petroleum products. The DHDS reactor is also the largest in its category, capable of producing Euro V-compliant diesel. The refinery is, in fact, unique in its complexity and its ability to produce value-added products. All units have operated many notches over their rated capacities with the crude unit achieving over 14 million tonnes (300,000 bpsd) in the very first year of operation. This is a first for any refinery in India. In 2012, the refinery capacity was expanded to 20 million tonnes, with an increase in its complexity from 6.1 to 11.8 on the Nelson index, making it India's second largest single-location refinery and amongst the most complex globally.
To date, our Vadinar refinery has successfully processed more than 75 varieties of crude from across world, including some of the "toughest crudes
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