Coal-Fired Plants in India - Rajasthan
Beawar Works
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: Shree Cement Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 18 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: lignite, pet coke
Boiler supplier: Thermax
T/G supplier: Shin Nippon, TD Power Systems
EPC: Development Consultants Ltd, SBP Projects & Consultancy, Thermax
Quick facts: This captive power plant with CFB boilers was built in 17mos.

Photograph courtesy of Shree Cement Ltd
Posted 22 Jul 2007

Chhabra
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 250 MW
Operation: 2009-2010
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Tata Projects, Punj Lloyd
Quick facts: In Jul 2005, the state government cleared the Chhabra power project on a 1,100ac site at Chowki and Motipura villages, Baran district. The first unit went online in Sep 2009 using fuel from coal fields in Korba. In Sep 2008, BHEL was awarded a Rs990cr order for two more 250 MW sets at the plant and these completed in Dec 2013 and Jun 2014, respectively. Two 660-MW sets will complete the site in 2015 or so. The stacks are 220m tall. The plant has a 400/220kV switchyward.

Photograph courtesy of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Re-posted 2 Jul 2014

Giral
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW
Operation: 2007-2009
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC BHEL
Quick facts: In Oct 2003, BHEL received a Rs 243cr order from RVUNL for the main equipment for a 125-MW CFB unit at Giral, Barmer district. The boiler is designed to burn lignite, high-ash coal, washery rejects, and petroleum coke. The project received state clearance in Oct 2002 and went into operation in Mar 2007. In Nov 2005, BHEL received a Rs 531cr order for a follow-on set and this was approved in Jan 2006. The new unit was commissioned in Dec 2008 as the first lignite unit in the state. Difficult fuel with sulfur content up to 6% has hampered operation and one unit has been deactivated pending refurbishment. The plant connects at 220kV to Bhinmal S/S in Jalore district.

Photograph courtesy of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Posted 8 Oct 2016

Jallipa Kapurdi
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: JSW Energy Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 135 MW
Operation: 2009-2011
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Dongfang
Quick facts: In Nov 2009, the first 135-MW unit was commissioned at the Raj West power station in Barmer district. A total of eight identical sets were installed on an EPC basis by Dongfang. These have CFB boilers firing imported coal with provision for use of local lignite. Raj West is a unit of JSW Energy.

Photograph courtesy of JSW Energy Ltd
Posted 3 Apr 2010

Kalisindh
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2014-2015
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: TCE, BGR, Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: In Jul 2008, BGR Energy Systems won a Rs4,900cr EPC contract from RVUNL for the Kalisindh TPS in Jhalarapatan tehsil, Jhalawar district. The two supercritical sets have two of Asia's tallest natural draft cooling towers. A 26km dedicated rail spur was built from Jhalawar City for the plant. Total project cost was Rs 7723cr. RVUNL and Adani formed a JV to mine coal in the Parsa East and Kente Basan coal blocks in Chhatisgarh to supply fuel for Kalisindh and other projects. Unit-1 went commercial on 7 May 2014. Unit-2 was synchronized in Feb 2015 and went commercial on 6 Jun 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Re-posted 24 Apr 2016

Kawai
Location: Gujarat
Operator: Adani Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW
Operation: 2010-2012
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Petron Engineering Construction Ltd Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: In Jan 2014, Adani Power completed the supercritical Kawai PS near near village Kawai in Baran district. This is the largest private power plant in Rajasthan. The project started construction in Jan 2010 and includes a 25km water pipeline from Parwan River.

Photograph courtesy of Adani Power Co
Posted 5 Mar 2014

Kota
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 110 MW, 3 X 210 MW, 2 X 195 MW
Operation: 1983-2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Combustion Engineering, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Tata Projects
Quick facts: In Apr 1973, the Central Electricity Authority prepared a Project Report for the first two sets at Kota. The project was cleared in Sep 1976 and budgeted at Rs143cr. The 250ha site is on the left bank of the Chambal River, upstream from the Kota Barrage which forms a reservoir used for plant cooling. The plant is connected to the grid via a 220kV substation. On 4 Sep 2004, Unit-6 was commissioned in a then-record time of 2yrs and 19 days.

Photograph by Sunil Singhal (Panoramio)
Re-posted 16 Jun 2010

Suratgarh
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 250 MW
Operation: 1998-2009
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Development Consultants Private Ltd, BHEL
Quick facts: Cooling water is supplied via a 1.2km channel from the Indira Gandhi Canal. Unit-2 synchronized in 20.5mo, then an all-India record.

Photograph by Bhuvantoo (wikipedia)
Re-posted 13 Sep 2014

VS Lignite
Location: Rajasthan
Operator: KSK Energy Ventures Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 135 MW
Operation: 2010
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Wuhan
T/G supplier: Dongfang, Jinan
EPC: SEPCO No 3
Quick facts: This CFB unit in Gurha village, Bikaner district, went commercial on 31 Mar 2010. Lignite is supplied from the Gurha (East) lignite block at Kolayat, Bikaner, and was linked to the project in Jul 2005. VSLP has a 30yr mining lease agreement with the state government and a long-term transmission agreement with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd. Plant aka Marudhar.

Photograph courtesy of SEPCO No 3
Re-posted 5 Nov 2010

Abbreviations

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

Updated 08-Oct-2016

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