Construction World - Indian Edition | July 2009

Power Update

Kinfra plans solar plant in Kerala
Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) proposes to set up a 1 MW solar energy power plant on 6 acre in Kerala. The investment in the plant is estimated to be around Rs 22 crore, excluding the cost of the land and connectivity to the nearest 11 kV/LT state power grid. The project will complete in 30 months and use the solar photo voltaic (PV) and solar technologies.
Contact: Kinfra.
Tel: 0471-272 6585. Fax: 0471-272 4773. Website: www.kinfra.com

Adani commissions 4,620 MW Mundra plant
Adani Group’s power arm Adani Power Ltd (APL) has commenced power generation at the 330 MW first unit of its 4,620 MW coal-based thermal power plant at Mundra by producing 50 MW of power. The Mundra power project entailing an investment of around Rs 20,000 crore comprises 4 units of 330 MW each and 5 super critical units of 660 MW each. The company intends to operationalise these units at regular intervals of three months. Adani Power synchronised the first unit of 330 MW in a record time of 28 months, against the normal time of 36 months. The unit uses very large diameter Glass Reinforce Pipes (GRP) for transporting sea water, which has been done for the first time in the country. It also uses boiler, turbine and generators manufactured and erected by Chinese suppliers.
Contact: Adani Power Ltd.
Tel: 079-2555 7134. Fax: 079-2555 7177.
Website: www.adanipower.com

OPGC to expand Thermal complex
The Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), a joint venture between the Orissa Government and AES, is planning to expand its 600 MW units 3 and 4 of its existing thermal power complex at Ib Valley in Jharsuguda by 1,200 MW by September 2009. The cost of the project will be Rs 7,000 crore. The company has already been allotted two coal blocks at Manoharpur and Dipside Manoharpur in Ib Valley sector of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL). The land requirement for project is estimated to be 350 acre.
Contact: Orissa Power Generation Corporation.
Website: www.opgc.co.in

NTPC plans power projects
NTPC Ltd is planning to implement various power projects across India. It will develop the Brahmani block in Jharkhand in joint venture with Coal India by setting up a 4,000 MW thermal power plant at the pithead with an investment of Rs 22,000 crore. NTPC is also planning to foray into the renewable energy sector in West Bengal. It has signed MoUs with state power utilities in Karnataka for wind energy projects and will commission 100 mw projects by the end of March 2012. It will also extend its wind energy business to Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Besides, it also plans to develop a solar energy project in Andhra Pradesh.
Contact: NTPC Ltd.
Tel: 011-2436 0100. Fax: 011-2462 1018.
E-mail: info@ntpc.co.in Website: www.ntpc.co.in

GMR Energy Orissa project to commence shortly
GMR Energy is planning to commence its 1,050-MW Kamalanga thermal power project in Orissa, shortly. The project will be implemented by a special purpose vehicle, GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd, with an investment of Rs 4,540-crore. It will be completed in 2012. The project has been allotted captive mining lease with a group of prominent developers, including Lanco Power, Reliance and Sterlite, for the fuel linkage; while coal linkage for the entire project will be provided by Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd.
Contact: GMR Group.
Tel: 080-4043 2000. Fax: 080-4043 2180.
E-mail: info@gmrgroup.in

GMR Group to buy Island Power
The GMR Group has signed an agreement with Intergen NV to buy 100 per cent stake in Singapore-based private electric utility Island Power, for developing an 800-MW power plant in Jurong Island. The project will commence in 2010. It will be the first project of the company in South-East Asia.
Contact: GMR Group.
Tel: 080-4043 2000. Fax: 080-4043 2180.
E-mail: info@gmrgroup.in

GVK Power to implement coal-based thermal plant
GVK Power (Goindwal Sahib) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd, has signed the Amended and Restated Power Purchase Agreement with the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) for implementing the 2x270 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Punjab.
Contact: GVK Industries Ltd.
Tel: 040-2790 2663/4. Fax: 040-2790 2665.
E-mail: info@gvk.com Website: www.gvk.com

NTPC plans hydropower projects
NTPC Ltd is planning to develop several hydropower projects in India and abroad. The company is currently negotiating with the Bhutan Government for setting up a 620-MW Amocho hydro power project with an investment of Rs 3,600 crore. It is also planning to set up a 90-MW Rammam Stage-III hydropower project in West Bengal. The Rs 630-crore project will be implemented by NTPC Hydro Ltd – a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. NTPC will also implement three hydro-electric projects of a combined generation capacity of 1,920 MW at an estimated cost of Rs 11,500 crore. These projects include Koldam (800 MW) in Himachal Pradesh, Loharinag Pala (600 MW) and Tapovan Vishnugad (520 MW) in Uttarakhand.
Contact: NTPC Ltd.
Tel: 011-2436 0100. Fax: 011-2462 1018.
E-mail: info@ntpc.co.in Website: www.ntpc.co.in

Ratnagiri Gas to operate at full capacity by Jan 2010
With the repair of the defective turbines currently in progress in Singapore at a cost of Rs 350 crore, Ratnagiri Gas & Power Pvt Ltd and (RGPPL) is planning to start operating at full capacity of 2,150 MW by January 2010. The company had already stepped up its generation from 650 MW to 950 MW earlier this month.
Contact: RGPPL.
Tel: 011-2436 7089. Fax: 011-2436 1003.

NTPC-Simhadri to add 6,500 MW in South
NTPC Ltd is adding 6,500 MW in the southern region. Of this, 1,000 MW will be added through the Rs 5,130-crore Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station at Visakhapatnam. Another 500 MW will be added through a 1,000 MW plant in Vallur. The plant is being set up at an estimated cost of Rs 5,123 crore in joint venture with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. The company will also set up a 4,000 MW power plant in Karnataka. The project will be executed together with Power Company of Karnataka Ltd and have three units of 800 MW each in Stage I and two units of similar capacity in Stage II.
Contact: NTPC Ltd.
Tel: 011-2436 0100. Fax: 011-2462 1018.
E-mail: info@ntpc.co.in Website: www.ntpc.co.in

First phase of Jhajjar plant to commission in 2010
The first phase of the 1,500 MW, Rs 7,892 crore Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project on 2,298 acre in Haryana is likely to commission in 2010. The other two 500 MW units each will be commissioned in October 2010 and January 2011. This is the largest power generating project being set up in a joint venture between NTPC, HPGCL and Indraprastha Power Generation Corporation Ltd. The power generated from this project will be shared equally between Delhi and Haryana. For implementation of this project, a joint venture company Aravali Power Company Pvt Ltd was formed in December 2006.
Contact: HPGCL.
Tel: 0172-256 1931-38. Fax: 0172-256 5746.
Website: www.hpgcl.gov.in

GVK to build Alaknanda project
GVK will build the 330-MW Alaknanda hydel project in Uttarakhand with an investment of Rs 2,100 crore. The project scheduled for completion in 2011, has recently been granted permission to mortgage lease rights to fund its power requirement by the Uttarakhand Govt.
Contact: GVK Industries Ltd.
Tel: 040-2790 2663/4. Fax: 040-2790 2665.
E-mail: info@gvk.com Website: www.gvk.com

HPCL-EMTA sign MoU for thermal power plants in Bengal
Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL) and the Eastern Mineral and Trading Agency (EMTA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for setting up two pithead thermal power plants in West Bengal. The two pithead plants will have a joint capacity of 500 MW and 80 per cent plant load factor. They will generate 3,504 mn units per year. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 2,345 crore.
Contact: HPPCL. Tel: 0177-2633 812.
Fax: 0177-2633 813 Website: www.hppcl.gov.in

Reliance Power plans gas-fired power plant at Dadri
Anil Ambani group company Relia-nce Power plans to set up a 7,480 MW gas-fired power plant at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh. The project on 2,000 acre will entail an investment of Rs 25,000 crore. It will be set up in two phases, with the first phase generating 3,600 MW of electricity with four-five gas turbines. The entire project will commission by 2012.
Contact: Reliance Power Ltd.
Tel: 022-3038 6010. Fax: 022-3037 6633.
Email: reliancepower.ipo@relianceada.com
Website: www.reliancepower.co.in

Haryana plans Rs 1,793 cr investment in power distribution
The Haryana Government is planning to invest Rs 1,793 crore in power distribution in the state. The scheme involves setting up of 83 new 33 kV substations, augmenting capacity of 35 existing substations and erecting associated lines of 33 kV level.
Contact: Government of Haryana.
Website: www.haryana.gov.in

JSL to set up 1,000 MW power plant in Orissa
Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL) is planning to set up a 1,000 MW (2x500 MW) power plant on 2,000 acre in Orissa. The project envisaging an investment of Rs 4,090 crore will comprise a power unit, water reservoir; coal stock yard, ash pond and residential colony on 1,200 acre and a green belt on the remaining 800 acre belt. 25 per cent of the power Generated at the plant will be sold to the Orissa government, 65 per cent will be supplied to power deficit states and the remaining 10 per cent will be kept for merchandised sale.
Contact: Jindal Stainless Ltd.
Tel: 011-2618 8340-50. Fax: 011-4165 9169.
E-mail: info@jindalsteel.com
Website: www.jindalstainless.com

Suryachakra acquires group company
Suryachakra Power Corporation Ltd has acquired Suryachakra Power Venture Pvt Ltd, one of its group companies, as its wholly-owned subsidiary. The company is currently in the process of setting up a 50 MW concentrated solar thermal power project in Gujarat and has entered into an MoU with Department of Energy and Petrochemicals, representing the Government of Gujarat for the same.
Contact: Suryachakra Power Corporation Ltd.
Tel: 040-23550597. Fax: 040-2354 1339.
E-mail: cosecretary@suryachakra.com

WB Govt signs MoU with 21 IPPs
The West Bengal Government has signed MoUs with 21 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for setting up of power plants. These include the 2,400 MW plant of Sterlite Energy at Jharsuguda that will be operational by September 2009 and the third unit of IB Valley project of OPGC to commission by 2012.
Contact: Government of West Bengal.
Website: www.wbgov.in

NPCIL Kudankulam project delayed
The 1,000 MW first unit of Kundankulam nuclear power plant being set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has been delayed to November 2009. The project was due to commission in August 2009.
Contact: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. Tel: 022-2218 2171. Fax: 022-2218 0109.
E-mail: info@npcil.co.in Website: www.npcil.nic.in

Ghodawat Group to expand renewable energy business
Sanjay Ghodawat Group is planning to expand its renewable energy business by setting up a total of 200 MW of installed wind capacity by the end of 2013. The group will also manufacture 1.65 MW wind turbines with an investment of Rs 400 crore. These turbines will be sold to both domestic power producers and exported to South and South East Asia, Africa and Middle East. It also plans to foray into other verticals in renewable energy like solar and hydel.
Contact: Sanjay Ghodawat Group.
Tel: 02322-255 023. Fax: 02322-255 059.
E-mail: info@sdggroup.in
Website: www.sdggroup.in

Power trading revenues of Tata Power increase
The power trading business of Tata Power generated revenue of Rs 2,167 crore and a profit after tax of Rs 7 crore in 2008-09. It traded 2,986 mn units in the year against 1,711 MUs in the previous year and accounted for about 12 per cent of Tata Power’s consolidated income of Rs 17,587.53 crore in 2008-09, against 8 per cent of the Rs 10,890.86 crore income the previous year. In 2009-10, Tata Power Trading expects to trade 4,500 MUs. The company’s operating income in 2007-08 was Rs 882 crore and net profit Rs 4 crore.
Contact: Tata Power.
Tel: 022-6665 8282. Fax: 022-6665 8801.
Website: www.tatapower.com

Kerala proposes thermal power plants
The Kerala Government proposes to set up a 2,000 MW coal-based super thermal power plant at Kasargod. The 1,000-acre plant will be set up with an investment of
Rs 12,000-crore and will be operational by 2011.
Contact: Government of Kerala.
Website: www.kerala.gov.in

NTPC-BHEL to set up Rs 6,000-cr equipment unit
The NTPC-BHEL joint venture is planning to set up a Rs 6,000-crore power equipment manufacturing unit on 750 acre in Andhra Pradesh.
The plant will have the potential to create about 6,000 jobs directly and 25,000 jobs.
Contact: BHEL. Tel: 011-6633 7000.
Fax: 011-2649 3021. E-mail: query@bhel.com
Website: www.bhel.com

Transformers and Rectifiers launches Rs 100 cr mfg facility
Transformers and Rectifiers (India) Ltd, an Ahmedabad-based transmission and distribution company, recently launched its state-of-the-art facility for manufacturing transformers in Ahmedabad with an investment of Rs 100 crore. The facility, having a built-up area of 14,000 sq m, has a production capacity of 16,000 MVA. It produces transformers of 220 kV to 765 kV. The plant will increase the total production capacity of the company to 23,000 MVA per annum.
Contact: Transformers and Rectifiers (India) Ltd. Tel: 02717-661 661. Fax: 02717-661 716.E-mail: marketing@transformerindia.com Website: www.transformerindia.com

Diamond cables to upgrade Assam power infrastructure
Diamond Cables Ltd is planning to upgrade the power infrastructure of Assam through electrification of North Cachar, Demaji and Kamrup Districts. The Rs 140-crore project shall include survey, re-engineering and laying of power infrastructure in these districts on a turnkey basis under the aegis of Assam Electricity Board.
Contact: Diamond Cables Ltd.
Tel: 0265-382 702. Fax: 0265-380 528.

 




 

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