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NSL to shift its plant to Odisha

December 15, 2013 1 comment

Hyderabad-based NSL Nagapatanam Power and Infratech Private Limited has decided to relocate its 1,320 MW thermal power project from Tamil Nadu to Odisha following public protest there.

This will be the second power project of the company in the State after merger of Mahanadi Aban Power Company Limited with NSL Power as per the July 27, 2012 order of the Madras High Court.

The company is in the process of acquiring land for the second project in Angul district. It has applied for clearances from the State Government and the proposal is being scrutinised by the Industrial Investment Promotion Corporation of Odisha Limited (IPICOL).

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Tentuligumma hydro electric project planned in Koraput

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Sileru Power Generation Pvt Ltd is planning to develop a small hydro power project in Tentuligumma village, in Koraput district.

The project with capacity of 2×12.5 MW will involve an estimated investment of Rs 89.43 crore. The company has invited bids for implementation of Package-I of the project. The package -I involves civil and hydro mechanical works for construction of Shaheed Lakhan Nayak Small Hydro Electric Scheme on river Kolab near Tentuligumma village.

The project is expected to be completed in period of 24 months from zero date. The last date for submission of bid is 17 January 2013.

Action group to ramp up capacity of Orissa plant

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Footwear major Action group is likely to infuse around Rs 3,000 crore in next three years to scale up its steel and power business.

The company is planning to increase its steel capacity from 0.3 million tpa to 1.5 million tpa in Jharsuguda, Orissa over next three years. This is subject to getting environmental clearances for additional production beyond one million tonne. This expansion will entail an additional investment of Rs 3,000 crore. The company already pumped in around Rs 1,400 crore in the Orissa plant for which the work is going on. The environmental clearances for the initial capacity has already been in place, and it expects the clearances by June 2013 for the additional capacity.

The company also plans to ramp up its captive power capacity from the initial planned 95 MW to 125 MW by January 2013.

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NTPC to start work on Darlipalli project from 2013

November 25, 2012 1 comment

NTPC is planning to start construction work on super thermal power plant at Darlipalli in Sundergarh district of Orissa from January 2013.

Work on 1600 MW (2×800) coal based power plant will commence on soon after getting possession of land from the state government that is expected by December 2012. The plant requires 1,652 acre. The state government will get 50 per cent power from super thermal power plant. The project will be commissioned within four years after work starts on it.

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IB Valley Thermal Power Project: Update

November 20, 2012 1 comment

BHEL has emerged L1 (lowest bidder) for supplying equipment for Odisha Power Generation Corporation’s 2×660 MW thermal power project at Ib valley in the state. However, the financial details of the contract could not be ascertained.

Three companies — BHEL, Larsen & Toubro and Chinese firm Dong Fang had submitted final price bids. However, an official announcement in this regard is likely to be made on 23 November 2012.

OPGC also plans to add two more units of 660 MW each soon. Four companies — BHEL, Larsen & Toubro, Dong Fang and BGR Energy had submitted initial bids for this OPGCL project.

IMFA to commence operation of plant in October 2012

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA) is planning to commission the coal based power plant in Odisha by October 2012.

The 120 MW power project is coming up with an investment of Rs 480 crore. The surplus power generated from the facility will be synchronized with the state grid and a power purchase agreement (PPA) too will be signed. Meanwhile, the state energy department has completed all procedural formalities for granting the proposal IMFA to change the status of its independent power unit to captive power plant and will issue an order in this regard soon.

Unit I of Sterlite Energy’s project dedicated to nation

August 22, 2010 1 comment

The Unit I of Sterlite Energy’s power project in Orissa goes on stream on 21 August 2010.

This is the first 600 MW unit of the 2,400 MW (4×600 MW) coal based Independent Power Plant setting up in Jharsuguda. The company ignited the first unit in July 2010, and generation from it is likely to commence by September 2010.

The project is coming up on 2,000 acre at a cost of Rs 8,200 crore. It is expected to be completed by August 2011.

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SIPCL plans investment in Orissa power project

July 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Sahara India Power Corporation (SIPCL) is expected to pump in Rs 8,000 crore on its proposed 1,320 MW power project at Titlagarh in Bolangir district of Orissa.

The plant requires 950 acre and Industrial Infrastructure Corporation has been entrusted the task of land acquisition. The Orissa water resources department has sanctioned 50 cusecs water to be drawn from the Tel River.

The plant will be based on environmentally efficient supercritical technology and operate with effluents of less than 50 per cent of the limits fixed by the union ministry of environment and forests.

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Bedabahal UMPP faces hurdles

July 11, 2010 Leave a comment

The 4,000 MW Bedabahal ultra mega power project (UMPP) may hit a road block as the captive coal mines linked with the project now figures in the list of areas prohibited for mining activities by the MoEF.

The UMPP has been allocated three coal blocks, out of which Minakshi B and dipside of Minakshi, fall in the prohibited region.

The project which requires an investment of about Rs 20,000 crore is a pit-head power project. Orissa Integrated Power, a SPV of PFC has invited RFQs and RFPs, last date of submission being 30 July 2010.

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Essar Energy may buy Navbharat’s power project

July 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Essar Energy is considering buying Navbharat’s power project in Orissa for around Rs 200 crore. Initially, the company would acquire a 76 per cent stake and the rest will be acquired on completion of certain project milestones

The power project to be located near Meramundali & Kharagprasad villages in Dhenkanal district is to have a capacity of 2,250 MW capacity. The project is being implemented in two phases, Phase I of 1,050 MW and Phase II of 1,200 MW, at a total estimated cost of close to Rs 9,000 crore.

The power project has been accorded joint allocation of coal block at Rampia & Dip side of Rampia by Coal India. The company has also acquired environment, forest clearances for the project. Other requirements like water, railway connectivity have been arranged as well.

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NHPC-OHPC JV to set up three hydel projects

June 28, 2010 Leave a comment

The Orissa Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) and NHPC, which had entered into a JV for setting up 12 hydel power projects in the state, will undertake three hydel projects with a cumulative capacity of 300 MW in Phase I.

The power projects are to come up on Mahanadi river and they included Sindol-I with a capacity of 90 MW at Deogaon; 90 MW Sindol-II at Kapasira in Sonepur district and 120 MW Sindol-III at Godhaneswar, also in Sonepur district.

The proposed JV is to have 30:70 equity and debt component with NHPC holding 51 per cent equity and OHPC the remaining 49 per cent. As per sources, the draft JV proposal sent by NHPC to the Orissa Government has been approved and NHPC is set to sign the MoU with the state government soon.

JSL signs MoU for power plant

Ratan Jindal led JSL on 6 May 2010 signed an MoU with the Orissa Government for setting up of 1,320 MW (2 X 660) Super Critical Thermal Power Plant (SCTPP) at Luni in Dhenkanal district with an investment of Rs 7,375 crore.

As per the MoU, the company is expected to draw water from the Mahanadi river system for the proposed project. The state government is likely to procure 158 to 185 MW from the project at variable cost.

The company requires around 2,000 acre for the project which is scheduled to be commissioned in 55 months from the date of possession of the land.

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