CCGT Plants in India - Andhra Pradesh
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: GVK Industries Ltd
Configuration: 464-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Nagarjuna Construction, Gannon Dunkerley
Quick facts: In Jun 2003, GVK secured an amended 15yr PPA with APDISCOM for the Gautami project not far from Jegurupadu in Peddapuram, East Godavari district. Financial closure was in Mar 2004. The project was originally developed by Satyam Construction Co (later acquired by Nagarjuna Construction) with Maytas Infra and IJM (India) Infrastructure Ltd. GVK successively bought out most of the Nagarjuna stake and is the controlling shareholder. Equipment was ordered on a turnkey basis from Alstom in Jul 2004 for €180mn. Construction was started with completion expected in Jun 2006. In the event, Gautami did not commission until Jun 2009. The original budget was about Rs1300 Cr and the plant came in at Rs1450 cr. Gautami has a Ground Support Agreement with GAIL for the term of the PPA. In May 2010, GVK awarded a contract to a consortium including Siemens, Hyundai, and L&T for two 392-MW blocks to extend Gautami. These blocks are expected to cost Rs3,200cr.

Photograph courtesy of GVK Industries Ltd
Re-posted 30 Mar 2013

Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: GVK Industries Ltd
Configuration: 293-MW, 3+1 CCGT with GT35C gas turbines, 235-MW, 1+1 CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1996-2009
HRSG supplier: ABB, Alstom Projects India
T/G supplier: ABB, Alstom
EPC: ABB, Alstom, Alstom Projects India, Mecwel Constructions
Quick facts: The $260mn, Jegurupadu Phase-I development team consisted of GVK (26.5%), ABB (5%), Andhra Pradesh SEB (10%), the Asia Infrastructure Fund (29.75%), CMS Energy (18.75%), and the IFC (10%). The first unit went online in Aug 1996 and plant was completed in June 1997 firing naphtha and natural gas. It is considered the country’s first true IPP. In Nov 1999, CMS announced that it had secured an agreement with GAIL for about three-quarters of the needed gas supply for an extension and a turnkey block was orderd from Alstom in Jan 2004 for about Rs500cr. Construction started immediately and the plant was put in full combined-cycle operation in Apr 2009, well past the original schedule of Nov 2005.

Photograph courtesy of GVK Industries Ltd
Posted 30 Mar 2013

Konaseema Phase-1
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Konaseema Gas Power Ltd
Configuration: 445-MW, 1+1 CCGT with SGT5-2000E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009-2010
HRSG supplier: CMI-L&T
T/G supplier: Siemens, Electrosila, LMZ
Quick facts: In Mar 2001, EPS Oakwell Power Ltd (now Konaseema Gas Power) signed an EPC contract with L&T and LMZ for this CCGT near Rajahmundry , East Godavari district. This was cleared by the state government, a 23yr PPA was signed with AP TRANSCO in Nov 2003, and financial close was reached in Feb 2004. The project was considerably delayed by lack of fuel and began limited simple-cycle operation in Mar 2009. The full-plant COD was 30 Ju 2010. Natural gas from the D6 field is the design fuel, but fuel supplies have been inadequate for regular operation. The project cost Rs 2100 Cr and was invested by VBC Industries Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 16 Feb 2014

Samalkot Phase-I
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Reliance Power Ltd
Configuration: 220-MW,1+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbine
Fuel: naphtha, natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Development Consultants Private Ltd, SEW Constructions Ltd
Quick facts: In Aug 1999, Ansaldo was awarded the equipment contract Samalkot Phase I (also known as Peddapuram) by BSES Andhra Power Ltd (later Reliance Power). Initial plant approvals were received in 1996 and 1997 for the plant, which is located in East Godavari district. The gas turbine was synchronized in Jan 2002 followed by the steamer in September.

Photograph courtesy of Reliance Power Ltd
Posted 5 Jul 2013

Samalkot Phase-II
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: Reliance Power Ltd
Configuration: three 800-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 9001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2012
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Hyundai
EPC: Black & Veatch, Reliance, Power Mech Projects
Quick facts: The Rs 10,000cr Samalkot-II project was planned to be India's second largest CCGT plant but uncertainties concerning gas supply dogged development from the onset. Full financing for project was sourced from the US Exim Bank comprising a 12yr loan at 2.43%. The plan called for a 75% load factor using 9.6m³ /day of gas from the KG basin. The 9FA machines were ordered from GE in Jan 2011 and were installed in a particularly compact arrangement. Two gas turbines were synchronized in May 2012, but one year later, the company was still waiting for fuel.

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Posted 5 Jul 2013

Vemagiri Phase-1
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: GMR Group
Configuration: 390-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2008
HRSG supplier: L&T
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: L&T, Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: In May 2004, GMR completed financing for this plant near the River Godavari at Rajamundry, East Godavari district. The Rs787cr investment was financed in 70:30 debt-equity ratio. In Mar 2003, PTC signed an MOU with GMR to facilitate development. In Dec 2003, Larsen & Tubro was awarded a Rs690mn EPC contract for the project, which had the largest gas turbine and the largest HRSG in India when it started full commercial operation in Feb 2008. It operated only intermittently if at all due to lack of fuel and was finally put back in service on 12 Aug 2015 following implementation of the "Scheme for utilisation of stranded gas based power plants" launched by the GOI in Mar 2015.

 Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 31 Jan 2011


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Updated 13-Aug-2015