Coal-Fired Plants in India - Gujarat
Bhavnagar
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Bhavnagar Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Tata, AE&E Lentje, McNally Bharat, Gammon India, Marg Ltd
Quick facts: In Mar 2008, BECL tendered for a minemouth lignite PS at Padva, Ghogha taluka, Bhavnagar district. This genco is promoted by state-owned investment, power, and energy-intensive businesses. In Q4, 2009, BHEL received a Rs1,865cr order for two CFB boilers for the Padva plant and MOEF clearance was received in Feb 2010. Gujarat Minerals will supply about 3.2mn tpy of lignite from the Surkha and Kharsliya blocks. The plant has a 25yr PPA with GUVNL signed in Nov 2010. Unit-1 was commissioned on 15 Jul 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Bhavnagar Energy Co Ltd
Posted 30 Jul 2016

Gujarat Cement Works
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Ultratech Cement Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 23 MW
Operation: 2008-2009
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: CMEC
T/G supplier: CMEC
EPC: Development Consultants Private Ltd, Desai Construction
Quick facts: This CPP at Kovaya cost about Rs620cr.

Photograph courtesy of Desai Construction Ltd
Posted 27 Jun 2010

Mundra UMPP
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Tata Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 830 MW
Operation: 2012-2013
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Tata Consulting Engineers, Doosan, Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd was incorporated to implement India's first UMPP on a 1,200ha coastal site south of Tunda village in Mundra taluk, Kutch district. In Dec 2006, the project was awarded to Tata Power on the basis of a Rs2.26/kWh bid and the company later secured PPAs with seven power distribution companies in Gujarat, Maharastra, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Notice to proceed was in Sep 2007. Financial close was in Apr 2008 and the financing structure won the “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the year award from “Project Finance Magazine.” SBI Caps was the financial advisor and mandated lead arranger for rupee loans and international funding was obtained from the Korea ExIm Bank, the ADB and the IFC. Power is evacuated through six 400kV lines installed by Power Grid. Unit-1 was synchronized on 8 Jan 2012 to schedule. At full load, about 40,000 tpd of imported coal is consumed

Photograph courtesy of Tata Power Co
Posted 14 Jan 2012

Sabarmati
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Ahmedabad Electric Co Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 110 MW, 1 X 125 MW
Operation: 1979-2003
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL

Photograph courtesy of US Energy Association
Posted 3 Feb 2002

Mundra Adani
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Adani Power Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 330 MW, 5 X 660 MW
Operation: 2010-2012
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Babcock & Wilcox Beijing, Harbin
T/G supplier: Beijing Beizhong, Dongfang
EPC: Sichuan Machinery & Equipment Import and Export, Sichuan Fortune Project Management, Era Constructions, Petron Engineering, SEPCO No 3, Shandong Tiejun Electric Power Engineering Co
Quick facts: The Rs19,106cr Mundra TPS in Kutch district is is the largest power station in India. Development was divided into four phases. In Jun 2006, APL awarded equipment and EPC contracts for the 660-MW Phase-I of the Mundra power project (2 X 330 MW). In Phase-II, the company built two more 330-MW units while Phase-III (2 X 660 MW) and Phase-IV (3 X 660 MW) consist of supercritical coal-fired sets. Financial close for Phase-I was in Sep 2006 and ground-breaking was in Dec 2006. Unit-1 was synchronized in May 2009 and full-load was achieved in Aug 2009. Fichtner India was owner's engineer. Unit-5 was commissioned in Dec 2010 and Unit-9 was synchronized on 5 Mar 2012. The Mundra project is supportd by two large-scale transmission projects, one 430km, 400kV double-circuit line to Dehgam and a 990km, ±500kV, bipole line to Mohindargarh in Haryana. Mundra was the world's first supercritical project to receive CDM certification.

Photograph courtesy of Adani Power Co
Re-posted 1 Mar 2014

Salaya
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Essar Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2012
Boilersupplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Tata, Central Southern China Electric Power Design Inst
Quick facts: Salaya-1 went commercial on 5 Apr 2012. The project cost Rs 5,570cr. Essar has a PPA with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for 1,000 MW of power at a price of Rs 2.40/kWh. Coal is sourced from Indonesia. Photo is from Sep 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Essar Power Ltd
Posted 7 Apr 2012

Sikka Phase-I
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 120 MW
Operation: 1988-1993
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Combustion Engineering, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: Sikka is a small coastal town in Jamnagar District. Two 250-MW units were added in 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd
Posted 1 Nov 2008

Surat
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Gujarat Industries Power Co Ltd (GIPCL)
Configuration: 4 X 125 MW
Operation: 1999-2010
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: GIPCL was formed by Gujarat Electricity Board (now Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL), Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Lt (GSFC), Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd (GACL), and Petrofils Co-operatives Ltd. Surat was built as an IPP with its own captive mines and has a power purchase agreement with GUVNL. Units 3&4 were dedicated on 30 May 2010. All blocks have CFB boilers.

Photograph courtesy of Gujarat Industries Power Co Ltd
Re-posted 2 Jun 2010

 
Ukai
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 120 MW, 2 X 200 MW, 1 X 210 MW
Operation: 1976-1985
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Combustion Engineering, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
Quick facts: Ukai is sited on the Left Bank Canal of the Tapti River in Tapi District. Unit-1 was extensively overhauled and returned to service in May 2008 and a similar program is underway at Unit-2. The plant burns imported and domestic coal.

Photograph courtesy of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd
Posted 2 Nov 2008

Wanakbori
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 7 X 210 MW
Operation: 1982-1988
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Combustion Engineering, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL, Siemens
Quick facts: This thermal power station is near Wanakbori Dam on the bank of Mahi River in Kheda District.

Photograph courtesy of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd
Posted 2 Nov 2008

Abbreviations

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

Updated 30-Jul-2016

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