Coal-Fired Plants in India - Madhya Pradesh
Bina
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW
Operation: 2013-2014
Fuel: brown coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: In Jul 1998, Barclays Capital was chosen to arrange a $205mn loan for a pithead power plant in the Singrauli Coalfields at Bina, Sagar district promoted by a JV of Aditya Birla Group and PowerGen plc. At the time, Bina was expected was expected to achieve financial closure by Oct 1998 and be online in 2001. In May 2008, the project was acquired by JPV, which completed development and began construction. In Dec 2008, BHEL was awarded the BTG contract for two 250-MW units. The project was completed in Apr 2013. A 4km pipeline brings water to the plant from an impoundment on the Betwa River. The total site is 726ha. In Jul 2016, JSW Energy executed a definitive agreement to acquire the Bina plant.

Photograph courtesy of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd
Posted 27 May 2017

Mahan Essar
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: Essar Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2012
Boilersupplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Inst, Areva, SImplex Infrastructures
Quick facts: This is a minemouth project in Singrauli district which will use coal from Mahan Coal Ltd, a 50:50 JV firm of Aditya Birla Group flagship Hindalco Industries and Essar Power. The Rs4,860cr project is being by a consortium of four lenders including consortium leader ICICI Bank, plus Power Finance Corp, Rural Electrification Corp and Punjab National Bank. Power offtake is by Essar Steel and MP SEB. The plant has a 400kV switchyard. The project was orginally planned as 4 X 500 MW. Photo is from Oct 2011 at about 85% completion.

Photograph courtesy of Essar Power Ltd
Posted 7 Apr 2012

Jhabua
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: Avantha Power & Infrastructure Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 600 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: This TPP has an 813ac site in Tehsil Ghansore, Seoni Dist. The DPR was completed by Fichtner India. Boiler erection began in Apr 2011, light-up was on 12 Mar 2014, and the unit commissioned on 3 May 2016. The project connects to the 440kV grid. A 660-MW supercritical set is in progresss at the site.

Photograph courtesy of Avantha Power & Infrastructure Ltd
Posted 11 May 2016

Jaypee Nigrie
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: brown coal
Boiler supplier: L&T- MHI Pvt Ltd
T/G supplier: L&T- MHI Pvt Ltd
EPC: L&T-S&L, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: This plant is in Nigrie Village, Deosar Tehsil,Singrauli district. It is the first supercritical, lignite-fired plant in the country. JPV and  MP State Mining Corp Corp formed a JV to dvelop two captive coal blocks, the Amelia (North) and Dongri Tal-II coal block with total reserves of around 250mn tons.

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 1 Feb 2014

Mahan Hindalco
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: Hindalco Industries Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 150 MW
Operation: 2012
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: This CPP is going in at a new 356,000 tpy aluminium smelter in Singrauli Dist. The 2,25ha site is about 35km from its water source on the Gopad River. The plant will connect to the 220kV Siddhi S/S, 77km away.

Photograph courtesy of Hindalco Industries Ltd
Posted 4 Feb 2012

Sasan UMPP
Location: Madya Pradesh
Operator: Reliance Power Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 660 MW
Operation: 2013-2016
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Reliance, Central Southern China Electric Power Design Inst, Power Mech Projects Ltd
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, Power Finance Corp formed Sasan Power Ltd as the development vehicle for the 3,960-MW Sasan UMPP at Sasan village, Singrauli tehsil, Sidhi district. In Aug 2007, SPL was transferred to Reliance Power when that company was awarded the Sasan project after bidding in a levelized tariff of Rs1.196/kWh. In Jul 2008, the BTG order was awarded to Shanghai Electric. Financial close was in Apr 2009 with a consortium of local financial institutions led by State Bank of India and including Axis Bank, IDBI Bank, IIFC, Life Insurance Corp of India, PFC, Punjab National Bank, and REC. The project site comprises about 3,500ha some 7km from the Rihand Reservoir, which will serve as a major source of water supply. Fuel is to be delivered from the Ruhella, Mohar, Bundela, Nigahi and Mehrauli blocks in the Singrauli coal fields, all of which are about 25km from the plant site. The total cost is projected to be Rs18,342cr. SPL has PPAs with 14 different buyers in seven states. Unit-1 commissioned on 1 Mar 2013 and Unit-2 on 13 Dec 2013.

Photograph by Amarjyoti Kodali (Panoramio)
Posted 14 Dec 2013

Satpura
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 62.5 MW, 1 X 200 MW, 3 X 210 MW, 1 X 250 MW
Operation: 1967-2013
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W, BHEL
T/G supplier: GE, BHEL
EPC: Hindustan Construction Co, BHEL, McNally Bharat Engineering, Competent Vidyut Towers
Quick facts: Satpura is in Sarni Town, Betul Dist. It is the largst power station in the state.Fuel is from Western Coal FIeld Ltd. Units 3&5 were decommissioned in Jan 2012. Unit-10 was commissioned in Jul 2013.

Photograph by Ashish Kumar Prajapati (wikipedia)
Posted 10 Aug 2012

Shree Singaji
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: MP Power Generating Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel:subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: L&T-S&L, BHEL, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: In Nov 2005, MP Power Generating went out for bids for the EPC work for the Malwa power station near Dongalia in Khandwa district. In Feb 2009, MPPGCL awarded BHEL the BTG contract for two 600-MW subcritical sets for the project, later renamed Shree Singaji. In Oct 2009, L&T won a Rs1,635cr, BOP order for the plant. In Feb 2010, Areva T&D India won a Rs120cr electrical BOP award for the project including a 400/200kV, air-insulated substation, as well as distribution and power transformers and low voltage switchboards. The plant cost RS 7820 CR and was funded by the state government and PFC. Unit-1 was synchronized on 30 Sep 2013 and COD was 1 Feb 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 16 Feb 2014

Vindhyachal 1-6
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 210 MW
Operation: 1987-1991
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Technopromexport
Quick facts: Vindhyachal is on the northwest bank of Rihand Reservoir in Singrauli district. Phase-1 was built with Soviet Assistance and equipment. The foundation stone was laid on 12 Nov 1982 by PM Indira Gandhi. Unit-1 commissioned in Oct 1987 and Unit-6 in Feb 1991. Fuel is from nearby opencast mines operated by Northern Coal Fields Ltd, namely Jayant, Nigahi and Kahdia.

Photograph courtesy of NTPC Ltd
Re-posted 17 Jan 2015

   
Vindhyachal 7&8
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Operator: NTPC Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW
Operation: 1999-2000
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: Vindhyachal Stage-II was declared commercial in Oct 2000.

Photograph courtesy of NTPC Ltd
Posted 17 Jan 2015

Abbreviations

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

Updated 27-May-2017

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