INDUSTRIAL VISIT ON 22nd & 23rd SEPTEMBER 2017
Oakbrook Business School organized an Industrial Visit to the Adani Mundra Port for the MBA Batch 2016-18 on 22 nd and 23rd September 2017. The purpose of the industrial visit was to give practical exposure to the students about the processes and work flows within the industry. All the students visited different plants- The students had visited the Adani Power Plant , Fortune Refinery , Adnai West Basin and Adani Container Terminal also, observed the processes, and obtained information about the processes.
22 nd September, 2017 Traveling to Mundra:
On, 22 nd September 2017 at 5.00 AM 36 students along with two faculties left for the visit in bus, they reached Shantivihar facility of Adani at 1.00 P M on the same day.
The students were allocated specific rooms and then lunch was provided later. After lunch there was a visit to Adani Wilmar and Adani Port.
Adani Mundra Port
The multi-purpose terminals contain nine berths of a total 1.8 thousand meters long with alongside depths ranging from 9 to 16.5 meters. Berth 1 is 275 meters long with alongside depth of 15.5 meters and can accommodate vessels to 75 thousand DWT. Berth 2 is 180 meters long with alongside depth of 13 meters and can accommodate vessels to 30 thousand DWT. Accommodating vessels to 60 thousand DWT, Berths 3 and 4 are each 225 meters long; Berth 3 has alongside depth of 14 meters, and Berth 4 has alongside depth of 12 meters. Berths 5 and 6 are each 250 meters long with alongside depth of 14 meters, and both can accommodate vessels to 150 thousand DWT. Berths 7 and 8 are each 175 meters long with alongside depth of 12 meters and can accommodate vessels to 40 thousand DWT. The Barge Berth is 80 meters long with alongside depth of 6 meters and capacity for vessels of 2500 DWT.
The Mundra Port offers 21 closed dockside warehouses with capacity for 137 thousand square meters to store wheat, sugar, rice, fertilizer and fertilizer raw materials, and deoiled cakes. The port offers 880 thousand square meters of open storage for steel sheets, coils, plate, clinker, scrap, salt, coke, bentonite, and coal. An additional 26 thousand square meters of open storage is available alongside the railway. The port also offers a wheat-cleaning facility with capacity to handle 1200 metric tons per day and a rice-sorting and – grading facility that can handle 500 metric tons per day.
Limited Adani Wilmar Limited (AWL) is a joint venture incorporated in January 1999 between Adani Group, the leaders in International trading & Private Infrastructure with businesses in key industry verticals – resources, logistics and energy. The group was created with a vision of ‘Nation Building’ by developing assets of national economic significance. Wilmar International Limited – Singapore, Asia's leading Agri-business group & its business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseed crushing, edible oil refining, sugar milling and refining, specialty fat, biodiesel and fertilizer manufacturing and grain processing. It has over 450 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other
In the refining process, the first step was BLEACHING. Under bleaching, the major impurities were removed from the oil which deteriorated the color of the oil. The bleached oil was then FILTERED and the heavy impurities were taken out from it. Finally, the strong smell of crude was to be eliminated to get the final product. Thus the DEODERIZATION of oil was done. This process removed all the impurities which were deteriorating the odor of oil. At 250-270 degrees Celsius, the oil was made to pass high vacuum pressure which refined it completely. Fatty acids, which were removed while deodorizing, were sent to the soap industry.
Other impurities which were extracted from the crude while bleaching and filtration were sent to incense stick making industries. And thus, no part of the crude was wasted at any of the step in the refining process. After knowing refining, students were taken to the packaging section of the oil industry. Uniform conveyer belt system that connected the whole packaging process into one. The oil bottles were filled and entered into the station where first they were shut with bottle caps. And then they were further passed to put on the Label. Afterwards, a packaging machine packed 36 bottles each at the same time into three different boxes i.e. 12 bottles in one box. Finally the boxes were sealed with tape and were further sent for storage or export.
In the evening a video was shown highlighting the Adani Group of Industries. Everyone attended Aarti at Shantinath Mahadev
It was time for daily ‘Aarti’ in the Shanti Nath temple. The temple was a piece of art in itself. The garden and fountains were well maintained. Inside the temple we could see the sculptures on the ceiling. The temple priest completed aarti with holyness and we went back to our rooms for rest. After Dinnerthe students presented a culturalProgram.
23rdSeptember 2017 At Mundra:
The day started by yoga followed by laughing session.
Adani West Base
Around 9.00 A M the students proceeded to,West Port i.e. Adani West Base. Again the journey to port was interesting in itself. There was heaps of coal. This base uses modern grabbers which stack the coal without much dust. The atmosphere was pleasant on west base. The port was made in a curve which was actually in a ‘G’ shape. This port also held the record for unloading in minimum time in India. Also there was a 20 km long which loaded with coal for transportation. The next place visited was the Adani Power Plant.
Adani Power Plant
The Mundra Thermal Power Project was conceived to provide power for the captive consumption of APSEZ in Mundra. Thereafter the vision and the capabilities of the promoters has made Mundra Power project the largest single location Coal based Thermal Power Station in India and one of the top five in the World. All the nine units of Mundra power plant have been commissioned one after another in shortest possible time of 33 months. Capacity – 4620 MW (5 X 660 MW + 4 X 330 MW) Largest single location private coal based power plant in the world. Adani Power created history by synchronizing the first super-critical technology based 660MW generating unit at Mundra. This is not only the first super-critical generating unit in the country but also the fastest project implementation ever by any power developer in the country with synchronization within 36 months from the inception.
The Phase III of the Mundra Project, which is based on supercritical technology, has received ‘Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project’ certification from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is the world’s first thermal project based on supercritical technology to get registered as CDM Project under UNFCCC.
The visit ended after lunch.
Travelling to Ahmedabad:
The buses departed from Mundra around 1.30 pm and reached Ahmedabad at 9.30pm. The visit was well managed till the end. The staff and students were thankful to the Adani foundation and Oakbrook Business School management for arranging the visit.