ITPCL – Cuddalore Thermal Power Plant 3840 MW – Tamil Nadu - Project Profile
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Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. (IL&FS), through its subsidiary, IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Ltd (ITPCL) is undertaking the construction of thermal power plant project in Tamil Nadu, India.
The project involves the construction of a 3,840MW coal based thermal power plant on a 478ha of land. The project will be developed in two phases.
The first phase of the project involves the construction of a 1,200MW power plant with two units of 600MW each.
The second phase involves the construction of a 2,400MW power plant with three units of 800MW each.
It will include the construction of a 30MLD desalination plant that configures 5X6MLD streams, a coal washing unit, a coal storage unit, raw water storage tanks, a switch yard for power evacuation, a substation and a powerhouse, the installation of turbines, water transmission pipelines and generators, and the laying of transmission lines.
The project will adopt an advanced sub critical technology and super critical technology that would reduce CO2 emission besides burning less fuel with higher output.
It will use 15MTPA coal which is to be imported from Indonesia Coal Mines. It also requires 0.5MLD of water during the construction of plant.
In the fourth quarter of 2008, the study works were completed.
In the first quarter of 2009, ITPCL submitted report to planning commission and secured approval in the third quarter of 2009.
In December 2009, ITPCL has achieved the debt fund for developing the first phase of the project through a consortium of 19 banks.
In February 2010, ITPCL obtained no objection certificate for the construction of plant from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB).
In October 2010, the project received environmental clearance from the MoEF.
IL&FS Ecosmart Ltd (Ecosmart) has been appointed as environmental consultant, Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute Co Ltd as design and survey contractor and Fichtner Consulting Engineers (India) Pvt Ltd as consulting engineer for the first phase of the project.
In January 2011, Shandong Electric Power Construction No. 3 (SEPCOIII) was appointed as EPC contract for the first phase of the project.
In June 2011, Construction work on the first phase were commenced.
In the second quarter of 2012, China Power Construction Corporation (PCC) was appointed as EPC contractor for the second phase of the project.
In November 2014, National Green Tribunal (NGT) cancelled the environmental approvals for the project. Hence, the project was placed on hold.
Simplex infrastructures limited has been appointed as the pilling contract.
IEDCL has been appointed Project Development Advisor for the project.
In March 2015, ITPCL secured stay order from the Supreme Court of India on the Tribunal order regarding the environmental approvals and resumed the works.
In September 2015, construction works on the first unit of phase I were completed.
In April 2016, construction works on the second unit of phase I were completed.
Planning activities on second phase are underway.
The project involves the construction of a 3,840MW coal based thermal power plant at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu, India.
The US$3,481 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of (2x600MW) 1,200MW coal based power plant in the first phase
2. Construction of (3x800MW) 2,400MW coal based power plant in the second phase
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