Jindal India Thermal Power to commission 600 MW unit by Mar 2012 Friday, Oct 01, 2010

Jindal India Thermal Power Limited (JITPL) expects to commission the first 600 MW unit of its 1200 MW (2x600) power plant at Derang near Talcher by March 2012.

The boundary wall for the power plant is 100 per cent complete and the primary equipment for the project including boiler, turbine and generator (BTG) has already arrived at the plant site and is set to be installed soon.

The foundation work is in progress for the installation of BTG and Electro Static Precipitator (ESP).

JITPL has made good progress on its power plant and the first unit (600 MW) is expected to be commissioned by March 2012", an official source told Business Standard.

Shyam Jindal, chairman of JITPL on Thursday met the state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and apprised him on the status of the power project. However, he refused to brief mediapersons after emerging out of the meeting with the Chief Minister.

Jindal India Thermal Power Plant (JITPL) has acquired 95 per cent of the land needed for its project. JITPL had proposed to set up a 1200 MW power plant at Derang on 1055 acres of land.

Out of 1055 acres needed for the project, government land comprised 262 acres with the remaining 793 acres being private land.

The company has been alloted the Mandakini coal block with a reserve of 96.84 million tonnes of coal.

The company had proposed to expand its capacity to 1800 MW and the proposal was cleared by the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority.

JITPL has been alloted 40 cusecs of water from the Brahmani river.

The company has achieved financial closure for the first unit.