NTPC to build $2.1bn thermal power plant in India

21 August 2011 (Last Updated August 21st, 2011 18:30)

State-owned National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) has unveiled plans to construct a Rs100bn ($2.17bn) thermal power plant in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The 1,320MW plant will employ super-critical technology, which can lower carbon dioxide emissions from the plant, Solapur district

State-owned National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) has unveiled plans to construct a Rs100bn ($2.17bn) thermal power plant in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

The 1,320MW plant will employ super-critical technology, which can lower carbon dioxide emissions from the plant, Solapur district collector Jagdish Patil told the Times of India.

The plant will also feature two power generation units with a 660MW generation capacity each and a 400/220Kv sub-station to manage the power grid.

A Bharat Forge and Alstom joint venture will supply turbo generators for the plant, which is expected to supply power generated from the facility to Raichur in the state of Karnataka.

Construction of the project will begin once NTPC receives approval from the Supreme Court on issues related to the global tender for the project.

The coal-fuelled plant is expected to begin commercial operations in three years.