Coal-Fired Plants in India - Chhattisgarh
Baradarha
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: DB Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2014-2015
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: L&T-S&L, L&T
Quick facts: In March 2010, DB Power Ltd went out for bids for two 600-MW generating units for the Baradarha coal-fired plant in Janjgir-Champa district. In Oct 2010, L&T was awared a Rs,449 crore contract for BOP work. The total project cost is Rs6,400 crore. The project is linked to Durgapur II/Sariya coal block. DB power is part of media congomerate Dainik Bhaskar Group.

Photograph courtesy of DB Power Ltd
Posted 18 Apr 2015

Bhilai
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: NTPC-SAIL Power Co (P) Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW
Operation: 2008-2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: This plant was built to supply electricity to the Bhilai Steel Works and other SAIL units. Excess output is sold into India's Western Grid. Unit-1 went commercial on 22 Apr 2009, followed by Unit-2 on 21 Oct 2009.

Photograph courtesy of NTPC-SAIL Power Co (P) Ltd
Posted 14 Feb 2010

Binjkote Phase-1
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: SKS Power Generation Chhattisgarh Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 2015-2016
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Cethar
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Cethar
Quick facts: This TPS received environmental clearance from MOEF in Oct 2010. The 570ac site is in Binjkot and Darramura villages, Karsia taluk, Raigarh district. Coal linkage was obtained from the Fatehpur coal block of South Eastern Coalfields. Water is supplied from the Mahanadi River. The scheme was originally sized at 1,200 MW and called Kharsia. In Aug 2011, Sithe Global (later Blackstone) invested $216mn for a 49% stake in the scheme. The multinational terminated payments in Jan 2014, and its project team reportedly departed India in Nov 2014, leaving SKS looking for a new financial partner. In its 2013/14 AR, SKS estimated that the Phase-1 cost had risen to Rs 4,750 crore, whereas the entire project cost for the original proposal of 4 X 300 MW had been estimated at Rs 5,100 crore.

Photograph courtesy of SKS Ispat & Power Ltd
Posted 30 Aug 2015

Chakabura
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: ACB (India) Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Cethar
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Indure
Quick facts: This is a 30-MW CFB unit set up as a pilot project to utilize the by-products of ACB's coal beneficiation business. The plant was commissioned in Feb 2007 at a cost of Rs 991.96mn, financed through debt of Rs 650mn and equity of Rs. 341.96mn.

Photograph courtesy of ACB (India) Ltd
Posted 13 Jun 2012

Kasaipalli
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: ACB (India) Ltd
Configuration: 2 X135 MW
Operation: 2011-2012
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Cethar
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Cethar, Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: This CFB plant is on a 250ac site at ACB's coal beneficiation complex in Katghora, Korba Dist, and uses a blend of coal rejects and raw coal. The EPC contract was awarded to Cethar Vessels on 25 Nov 2008 and Unit-1 commissioned on 13 Dec 2011. ACB has a long-term PPA with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd for approximately 200 MW. PGC granted transmission access throuth the 400kV substation at Sipat 55km from the Kaisaipallia site.

Photograph courtesy of ACB (India) Ltd
Posted 13 Jun 2012

Korba
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 200 MW, 4 X 500 MW
Operation: 1983-2010
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL, CE
T/G supplier: BHEL, Siemens
EPC: Development Consultants Private Ltd, Subhash
Quick facts: Korba is at Jamanipali, Korba district. Coal is from Kusmundha Block, Gevra Mines. Unit-7 commissioned on 26 Dec 2010. In Dec 2013, Siemens received a Rs 66cr order to retrofit its SPPA-T3000 DCS system on Korba Units 5-7.

Photograph courtesy of NTPC Ltd
Posted 17 Jan 2015

Korba West
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: Adani Power Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 600 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Bhel
Quick facts: This TPP was developed by Korba West Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Avantha Power & Infrastructure Ltd. It was acquired by Adani in Nov 2014. Unit-1 began construction in Aug 2010, was synchronized in Oct 2013, and was commissioned on 31 Mar 2014. KWPCL signed the Fuel Supply Agreement with South Eastern Coal Ltd in Aug 2013. A second unit is in process.

Photograph courtesy of Avantha Power & Infrastructure
Posted 11 May 2016

Lanco Amarkantak
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: Lanco Amarkantak Power Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 2009-2010
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: MMC Corp, Shapoorji Palonji, L&T-S&L
Quick facts: In Feb 2004, Lanco Amarkantak Power issued an RFQ for the EPC contract for its proposed 250-MW coal-fired plant at Pathadi village in Korba District. In the event, two 300-MW sets were ordered from Dongfang. The first unit came online about 2yrs past the original schedule. Total cost of Phase-I was about $275mn. The project has a 400kV switchyard and a 32km, 400kV tie-line to PGCIL’s 400kV Korba-Seepat line.

Photograph by V A Chakrarthy (Panoramio)
Posted 2 Jun 2010

Mahanadi
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: KSK Energy Ventures Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 600 MW
Operation: 2013-2014
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute, Sepco No 1
Quick facts: In May 2008, KSK Energy Ventures began bidding for a 1.8-GW, subcritical TPP in Nariyara village, Akaltara Tehsil, Janjgir-Champa district, about 125km from the Morga-II coal block, which was targeted as the primary fuel source. KSK was later able to secure additional linkage with the Gare Pelma Sector-III coal block in Chhattisgarh and the Mahanadi project was expanded by an additional 1.8 GW. In Apr 2009, Sepco No 1 was signed as the lead EPC contractor. The total cost is expected to be Rs6,874cr, to be financed through equity of Rs1,718cr and debt of Rs5,156cr. The entire debt component has been raised from a consortium of lenders including Axis Bank, IDFC, Bank of Baroda, and Bank of India. An agreement has been reached with Gujarat Mineral Development Corp for the required coal supplies amounting to 7mn tpy. The first unit went commercial on 8 Aug 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Power Construction Corp of China
Posted 29 Aug 2013

Raigarh
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: Jindal Steel and Power
Configuration: 2 X 21 MW, 2 X 55 MW
Operation: 1994-2004
Fuel: waste coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL, DDIT
EPC: Desein, BHE, Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: This is mostly a CPP but power is also sold to Chattisgarh Electricity Board. The first 55-MW set cost Rs 225cr.

Photograph courtesy of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd
Posted 1 Feb 2004

Sipat
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 660 MW, 2 X 500 MW
Operation: 2007-2012
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Doosan, BHEL
T/G supplier: LMZ, PMG, BHEL
EPC: Zarubezhenergoproekt
Quick facts :In Jan 2000, NTPC acquired TEC for Phase-I of the Sipat project in Bilaspur district and a second phase was approved in Oct 2002. In Dec 2003, BHEL received a contract for the 500-MW sets and these completed in 2008/09. In Apr 2004, Russia’s Power Machines was awarded the contract for the three 660-MW T/G sets and Doosan was awarded the boiler contract. In Aug 2004, Korea Exim Bank and NTPC signed a $3.54bn loan agreement on Sipat Phase-II project, by far the largest such financing by the bank in India to that date. Coal supply is from the Dipka and Kushmunda mines of South Eastern Coal Ltd. Approved investment is Rs9456.12Cr for Stage-I and Rs4730.13Cr for Stage-II.

Photograph courtesy of Doosan
Posted 8 Jan 2011

SVP Renki
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: KVK Energy & Infrastructure Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 63 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: waste coal
Boiler supplier: Wuxi Huaguang
T/G supplier: Hangzhou, Greenesol
Quick facts: This CFB project in Korba Dist was designed to burn rejectd from a captive coal washery along with a 30% contribution of coal from South Eastern Coal Fields Ltd. The investment was about Rs 277cr.

Photograph courtesy of KVK Energy & Infrastructure Ltd
Posted 9 Nov 2011

 
Tamnar-I
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: Jindal Power Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 250 MW
Operation: 2007-2008
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Punj Lloyd
Quick facts: This was the largest coal-fired IPP in India at completion. The plant is also named after Om Prakash Jindal, the late founder of O P Jindal Group. The associated mine is the largest in the private sector and it has a 6mn tpy coal washery, also the largest in the country. The facility has a 7km overland covered conveyor from the mine facility, the longest in India. The tie-line to the grid is a 258km, double-circuit 400kV installation built in 1.5yrs. It was built without any joint-venture with PowerGrid Corp.

Photograph courtesy of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd
Posted 31 Oct 2009

Ucchpinda
Location: Chhattisgarh
Operator: RKM Powergen Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 360 MW MW
Operation: 2015-2016
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CWPC
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Inst, Fichtner India, MIPP International
Quick facts: In Jul 2005, RK Powergen Pvt Ltd teamed up with Mudajaya Corp Bhd to build this TPS in Dabar taluk, Janjgir-Champa district. The 74:26 project SPV is RKM Powergen Pvt Ltd. In Apr 2006, a project MOU was signed with the Chhattisgarh state government. In Jan 2009, RKM entered into a loan syndication agreement for Phase-I with PFC, REC, Housing and Urban Development Corp, Indian Bank, Vijaya Bank of India, and PTC India Financial Services Ltd. In May 2009, RKM entered into a PPA with PTC for 700 MW from Phase-II (3 X 360 MW). The plant site is about 900ac and the TPS cost about Rs 5,950cr. Coal is sourced from South Eastern Coalfields

Photograph by Manish Sahu (www.google.com/maps)
Posted 31 Oct 2015

Abbreviations

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

Updated 11-May-2016

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