Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in India
Arkay
Location: Tamil Nadu
Operator: Ind-Barath Energies Ltd
Configuration: 10 X 8.7 MW 20V34SG engines, 1 X 8.1 MW steam set
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: ??
E/G and T/G supplier: Wartsila, Hangzhou
Quick facts: In Mar 2006, Arkay Energy (Rameswarm) Ltd, a unit of Ind-Barath Power, completed this power station at Valantharavai, Ramnad District. The plant uses gas from isolated GAIL wells in Ramanathapuram and at the completion was the largest plant of its kind in India.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 24 Feb 2010

Bairabi
Location: Mizoram
Operator: Mizoram Power & Electricity Dept
Configuration: 4 X 5.75 MW 16V32LN engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2004
E/G supplier: Wartsila, BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: This is the largest power plant in Mizoram.

Photograph courtesy of Mizoram Power & Electricity Dept
Posted 10 Jun 2010

Butibori-2
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Indo Rama Synthetics Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 13.5 MW 16V46 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1996
E/G supplier: Wartsila

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 13 Jul 2005

Dalmia Cement
Location: Tamil Nadu
Operator: Dalmia Cement
Configuration: 2 X 2 MW 6R32, 1 X 4 MW 12V32 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1983-1987
E/G supplier: Wartsila

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 10 Jul 2005

Haebowal Complex
Location: Punjab
Operator: Punjab Energy Development Agency
Configuration: 1 X 1 MW JMC320GS-BL engine
Fuel: biogas
Operation: 2004
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Clarke Energy India
Quick facts: This biogas cogeneration system is at the 50ac Haebowal dairy complex, one of two centralized facilities in Ludhiana that, in total, serves 1,490 dairy operations with 150,000 head of cattle. Of a total of 2,500 tpd of manure, the biogas demonstration project processes 235t to generate electricity and hot water. Entec Biogas GmbH supplied the biogas system.

Photograph courtesy of GE Energy
Posted 21 Feb 2007

Kasargod
Location: Kerala
Operator: KSK Energy Ventures Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 7 MW CM32 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2001
E/G supplier: MAK
Quick facts: This is the first IPP in Kerala. The Rs 70.70 crore plant has a 15yr PPA with Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB). Low sulfur HFO is supplied by Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL).

Photograph courtesy of KSK Energy
Posted 28 Jan 2007

Leimakhong
Location: Manipur
Operator: Manipur Electricity Department
Configuration: 6 X 6 MW engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2002
E/G supplier: Wartsila, BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Simplex Projects
Quick facts: The work scope for this project included a 33/11kV switchyard.

Photograph courtesy of BHEL
Posted 24 Feb 2010

Malanpur
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: Malanpur Captive Power Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 8-MW 20V34SG
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2008
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: MCPPL is part of Avantha Group.The site is in the Malanpur Industrial Area near Gwalior, Bhind Dist. The DPP cost about Rs 105cr.

Photograph courtesy of Avantha Group
Posted 24 Jun 2015

Modipon
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Operator: Modipon Fibres Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 11.5 MW 16V32 engine
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1986
E/G supplier: Wartsila
Quick facts: This captive power plant has well over 100,000 running hours having been operated at baseload for many years.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 22 Aug 2009

Nagarpattinam
Location: Tamil Nadu
Operator: MMS Steel & Power
Configuration: 2 X 6 MW
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2003
E/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This captive power plant was later extended to 28 MW and cost a total of Rs 65 crore. Fuel is supplied by GAIL and Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Power offtakers include Gujarat Heavy Chemicals and Brakes India Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of KSK Energy
Posted 28 Jan 2007

RVK Konkepudi
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Operator: KSK Energy Ventures Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 3 MW G3616 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2000-2001
E/G supplier: Cat
Quick facts: This was the first successful engine-based plant of its type in the state. Fuel is supplied from local stranded gas assets and from GAIL. Customers include India Cements and Zuari Cements.

Photograph courtesy of KSK Energy
Posted 28 Jan 2007

Vasavi
Location: Tamil Nadu
Operator: GMR Group
Configuration: 4 X 50 MW 12K90MC-S engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1998-1999
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, Hyundai, ABB
EPC: Hyundai E&C
Quick facts: This is the largest power station of its kind in the world. Engine output is 70,000HP and each machine is is as high as a 5-story building. The plant cost $235mn and went commercial on 4 Mar 1999, somewhat ahead of schedule. At the time, CMS Energy held a 49% ownership stake, but the company announed in Nov 2001 that it was divesting the stake. Low sulfur fuel oil is provided under a 15yr contract with Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd. Vasavi is connected to the local 110kV grid and operated by Hyundai O&M staff. A Metso Automation MAX 1000 + PLUS system is used to control and monitor the engines and BOP equipment and the plant has an innovative system that uses wastewater for engine cooling.

Photograph courtesy of Elco Power Systems
Posted 17 Dec 2008

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 24-Jun-2015

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