Coal-Fired Plants in India - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
Kakatiya
Location: Telangana
Operator: Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 500 MW, 1 X 600 MW
Operation: 2010-2015
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BGR, Indure, Tecpro
Quick facts: This TPP is in Bhoopalapally, Warangal Dist .In Feb 2006, APGenco received environmental clearances for the greenfield site. Development Consultants Pvt Ltd (DCPL) was initially appointed to prepare a detailed feasability study for two 250-MW units and Singareni Collieries agreed to supply coal for the proposed plant. The Kakatiya plant was uprated to a 500-MW unit and a 600-MW unit . Unit-1 was synchronized in Mar 2010. The stacks are 275m tall and the cooling tower is 170m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Posted 27 Sep 2014

Kothagudem
Location: Telangana
Operator: Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 60 MW, 4 X 120 MW, 2 X 250, 1 X 500 MW
Operation: 1966-2011
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: IHI, BHEL
T/G supplier: Hitachi, BHEL
EPC: TDKL
Quick facts: KTPS "A" (4 X 60 MW) cost Rs40Cr, the "B" plant (2 X 110 MW) cost of Rs49.6Cr., KTPS "C" (2 X 110 MW) cost of Rs79Cr. The 110-MW sets were refurbished and uprated to 120 MW. The first phase awas overhauled from 1998-2001 with funding from OECF. The total expenditure was Rs150.9Cr.

Photograph courtesy of Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Posted 27 Sep 2014

Kothagudem V&VI
Location: Telangana
Operator: Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 250, 1 X 500 MW
Operation: 1966-2011
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: IHI, BHEL
T/G supplier: Hitachi, BHEL
EPC: TDKL
Quick facts:Kothagudem TPS Stage V has two, 250-MW units. The estimated cost was Rs1424Cr. Unit-9 commissioned on 27 Mar 1997 and Unit-10 on 28 Feb 1998. KTPS Unit-11 (Stage VI) commissioned on 23 Oct 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Posted 27 Sep 2014

Dr Narla Tata Rao (Vijayawada)
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp
Configuration: 6 X 210 MW
Operation: 1979-1995
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: WAPCOS
Quick facts: Vijayawada TPS Stage-I cost Rs193 crores while Stage-II cost Rs511 crores and Stage-III cost Rs840 crores. The plant had the highest load factor in India from 1994-98 and again in 2001-02. Vijayawada TPS received the government’s Meritorious Productivity Award for 20 consecutive years. The plant was renamed after former APSEB Chairman Dr N T Rao in Dec 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp
Posted 14 Apr 2006

Nalgonda KVK
Location: Telangana
Operator: KSK Energy Ventures
Configuration: 1 X 43 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: BHEL
Ouick facts: Construction started in Apr 2006 on this captive power project for Zuari Cement and Sri Vishnu Cement. Coal is from the Mahanadi fields. The total cost was Rs 167 crore.

Photograph courtesy of KSK Energy Ventures
Posted 28 Jan 2007

Paloncha
Location: Telangana
Operator: Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW
Operation: 1996
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Krupp India, Lentjes
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: This CFB plant supplies a ferro-alloys plant and sells surplus power to a local distribution company.

Photograph courtesy of Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd
Posted 22 Jun 2007

Pynampuram
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Sembcorp Gayatri Power Complex
Configuration: 2 X 660 MWMW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: BGR
Quick facts: In Feb 2009, the state government allocated land at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district to new IPP Thermal Powertech Corp India Ltd (TPCI) for a coal-fired power plant. This arrangement had a complicated back-story in that the site was initially allocated to APGenco for an expansion of its Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah TPS. At the time, TPCI was a 100%-owned subsidiary of Gayatri Power Ventures, a politically well-connected construction company in the state. TPCI had previously working up a site in Machilipatnam, but this impinged on a coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) and environmental clearances were denied. Shortly thereafter, the state government awarded the expansion plot at the APGenco site to TCPI, for two large supercritical units with a total estimated investment of Rs6,869cr. In May 2010, Sembcorp Industries, announced it was buying a 49% state in TPCI for $226mn. The company's current holding is 67.4%. Unit-1 went commercial in Feb 2015 and Unit-2 in Aug 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Sembcorp Industries
Posted 22 Aug 2015

Ramagundam STPS
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: National Thermal Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 200 MW, 4 X 500 MW
Operation: 1983-2005
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W, Breda, BHEL
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Siemens, BHEL
EPC: Development Consultants Private Ltd, BHEL
Quick facts: This was the third of NTPC's super thermal projects and supplies electricity to Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnakata, Kerala, Goa, and Pondicherry. The site encompasses 10,630ac. Average coal burn is 30,000tpd. A large-scale afforestation effort is underway in the plant area.

Photograph courtesy of BHEL
Posted 27 Jun 2007

Ramagundam-B
Location: Telangana
Operator: Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 62.5 MW
Operation: 1971
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Brown & Root
Quick facts: This unit was commissioned in Oct 1971 with financial assistance from USAID at a cost of Rs 14.8cr.

Photograph courtesy of Telangana Power Generation Corp Ltd
Posted 4 Oct 2014

Rayalaseema
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp
Configuration: 5 X 210 MW
Operation: 1994-2010
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Shandong Electric Power Construction, BHEL
Quick facts: Rayalaseema is in Cuddapah district. Units 1&2 cost Rs860 crores while Units 3&4 cost Rs1,640 crores. The plant had the highest load factor in India from 1998-2001 and again in 2002-04.

Photograph by Adarsh Gupta K (Picasa)
Re-posted 2 Feb 2014

Simhadri
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 500 MW
Operation: 2002-2012
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, EDAC Engineering, Era Constructions, Gammon, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: In Aug 1996, TEC was obtained followed by investment approval in Jul 1997 for Simhadri Phase-1 near Pittavanipalem Village in Visakhapatnam district. The units were ordered from BHEL on a turnkey basis in Nov 1998 and went commercial in Aug 2002 and Mar 2003, respectively, after about 45mos of construction. $420mn of funding for the Phase-1 project was secured from JBIC. In Aug 2007, NTPC received investment approval for Phase-II and the foundation stone was laid the following month. BHEL won the BTG orders in March 2007 and the unitswere finished about 5yrs later at a cost of Rs5,103cr. The plant burns coal supplied from the Talcher mines in Odisha's Mahanadi coal fields delivered by a purpose-built rail line. The first stack measures 275m and at the time was the tallest in Asia. Cooling water is supplied to the site from the Bay of Bengal 8.9km away. Electricity is purchased by APTransco. A Power Plant Trading Card was made for this plant.

Photograph courtesy of NTPC
Re-posted 17 Jan 2015

The SCCL has entered the purchase agreement with TSDiscom on January 18.Singareni
Location: Telangana
Operator: Singareni Collieries Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, McNally Bharat Engineering
Quick facts: Singareni TPP is at Jaipur, Adilabad District. The project was budgeted at Rs 8250cr. Unit-1 was synchronized on13 Mar 2016 and Unit-2 on 1 Jun 2016. The scheme was originally permitted at 2 X 300 MW in Oct 2009. A new environmental clearance at the 600-MW rating was issued in Dec 2010. In Jan 2016, SCCL signed a PPA with TSDiscom. Singareni Collieries is India's second largest coal mining company. Fuel is from Srirampur Coalfields. The plant was dedicated to the nation by PM Modi on 7 Aug 2016.

Photograph courtesy of www.ournewsgroup.com
Posted 11 Aug 2016

 
Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Andhra Pradesh Power Development Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 800 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL/Alstom
T/G supplier: L&T- MHI Pvt Ltd
EPC: Indure, Larsen & Toubro-Sargent & Lundy, Tata
Quick facts: In Jul 2008, APGenco laid the foundation stone for this STPS at Krishnapatnam, Nellore district. In Feb 2009, MHI and Mitsubishi Electric received an order from L&T for turbine and generator components, respectively, for two 800-MW supercritical T/G sets. In Jul 2009, Alstom won a Rs373cr contract from BHEL to supply boiler components. BHEL had signed the Rs2,500cr lead boiler supply contract in Aug 2008, the company’s first for this size equipment. The plant is expected to cost Rs10,450cr and is named after a former AP Chief Minister. Unit-1 was synchronized on 31 Mar 2014. Design fuel is 70% washed Talcher coal and 30% imported coal.

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 2 Feb 2014

Vizag Hinduja
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Hinduja National Power Corp Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 520 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: In 1990, development started on this TPP on a 1,122ac site near the Bay of Bengal at Pavalavasa village, Visakhapatnam district. This was the first of AP’s large-scale, fast-track power projects and, at the time, the project cost was estimated at $518mn. For years, Hinduja National Power, a consortium of National Power (later International Power) and the local firm Hinduja Group, worked on development and, in 1994, Sumitomo Corp was awarded an EPC contract for the project, which by then had nearly doubled in cost to $967mn. These initial plans fell through. In December 1998, a revised PPA was signed with APTransco and the cost had risen to an estimated $1.38bn. In Jul 1999, agreed financing for this version collapsed and International Power later pulled out. In Jun 2009, HNPC went out for EPC bids and the contract was awarded to BHEL. Construction finally began in 2011 with a budget of about Rs 6,000cr. Unit-1 went commercial in Jan 2016 and Unit-2 in Jul 2016. The stack is 275m tall.

Photograph courtesy of www.newindianexpress.com
Posted 4 Jun 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 11-Aug-2016

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