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NLC setting up oxygen plants in TN, UP and Rajasthan | India News

NEW DELHI: Lignite miner NLC is setting up nine plants for producing medical oxygen at its project sites across the country, including Neyveli and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.
The company on Monday said it has floated tenders and the plants will be completed within a month of the tendering process being completed. The plants will use the ‘pressure swing adsorption’ technology, which concentrates oxygen in the air for medical use.
“Two plants worth Rs 25-30 lakh each will be installed at company’s hospital in Neyveli, while three plants with a larger capacity worth Rs 65-70 lakh each will be installed at Chennai hospitals identified by the state government,” the statement quoted chairman Rakesh Kumar as saying.
NLC will additionally set up three plants each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, the latter through its subsidiary Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Ltd.
The company is in the process of placing orders for 500 medical oxygen concentrators of 10 LPM (litre per minute) capacity each. “Tenders have already been floated and we will finalize the bidder in a week’s time. The oxygen concentrators will also be sent to states including Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan based on the requirement,” the statement quoted Kumar as saying.
The oxygen plants will be funded under the company’s corporate social responsibility programme for 2021-22.
A CT scan facility is being set up at its hospital in Neyveli. The facility will be set up in one-and-a-half month and will be used for not only employees but also people from the surrounding villages.

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