NTPC to invite international bids for Pudimadaka project

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on December 26, 2014 Published on December 26, 2014

The NTPC Ramagundam power station in Karimnagar district. - BY ARRANGEMENT

NTPC has invited bids for long-term procurement of imported coal for the proposed 4,000-MW Pudimadaka thermal power plant in Visakhaptnam. This procurement would be through international competitive bidding process.

NTPC is planning to set up the 4,000 MW (5 X 800 MW) project, based on steam coal of origin other than India, in Nakapalli, Andhra Pradesh. As per the bid request, the annual coal requirement of power plant is estimated to be around 14 MMTPA. Exact annual coal requirement shall be worked out during supply agreement based on the coal quality selected. The plant is likely to come into operation during FY 2018-19.

NTPC has an installed capacity of 43,128 MW through 38 power stations including power station operated under Joint Venture Companies in India. The power major is seeking to significantly increase its generation capacity in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is in advanced stage of finalising plants.

NTPC had earlier this month invited expression of interest from global consultants for Pudimadaka project.

Published on December 26, 2014
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