UPCL – Udupi Thermal Power Plant Expansion 1600 MW – Karnataka - Project Profile
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Udupi Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL), a subsidiary of Adani Power Ltd, is planning to undertake the expansion a power plant in Karnataka, India.
The project involves the construction of 1,600MW power plant on a 243ha of land with two units of 800MW each, located adjacent to the existing plant.
The project includes the construction of water transmission pipeline, raw water storage tanks, switch yard for power evacuation, power house, and a substation, the installation of turbines, generators and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
The power plant will be developed using advanced technology to reduce carbon dioxide emission besides burning less fuel with higher output. The plant uses sea water for cooling purposes. Sea water will be desalinated to meet the process and potable water requirements of the project.
It will use the wet limestone-based Flue Gas Desulfurisation (FGD) technology for removing sulphur dioxide (SO2) from the exhaust up to 99.9 percent from the plant.
The funds required for expansion will be raised from a consortium of public sector banks.
In January 2016, Adani Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Karnataka government for project implementation. UPCL secured the approvals from the State High Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC) of Karnataka government for the project development.
In February 2016, the project started facing opposition from the local people, raising concerns that the existing plant was built illegally without all proper approvals and in violation of various norms, which is resulting the environmental damage near surroundings.
Project plans received preliminary approvals from the government.
In November 2016, UPCL is in the process of acquiring lands for the project.
Project is expected to be completed by 2020.
Planning Authority: Central Electricity Authority
The project involves the construction of a 1,600MW power plant at Yellur in Udupi district, Karnataka, India.
The US$1,490 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 2x800 MW power units
2. Construction of water transmission pipeline
3. Construction of raw water storage tanks
4. Construction of switch yard for power evacuation
5. Construction of power house
6. Construction of a substation
7. Installation of turbines, generators and transformers
8. Laying of transmission lines
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