The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has floated a global tender for a 1,320 MW supercritical thermal power project in Tuticorin District.

The contract is for EPC and debt financing to set up the 2x660 MW coal-based power plant at Udangudi in south Tamil Nadu.

The move is in line with the State Government’s announcement last year to implement the project as a State sector project. It had earlier been envisaged as a joint venture with BHEL in 2008 but the joint venture was dissolved. According to Tangedco’s Web site, the Tamil Nadu Government has alienated 305 hectares of land in favour of the utility and acquisition of 114 hectares of land is being processed.

MMTC has given consent letter for the annual supply of 4.5 million tonnes of coal imported from Indonesia.

This is one of the three projects the State Government has said it will launch in the current year.

The others are the Ennore 660 MW expansion project and Ennore-SEZ 2x660 MW project. The total investment in the three projects is about Rs 21,000 crore.

(This article was published on April 7, 2013)
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