Coal-Fired Plants in India - Maharashtra
Amravati
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: RattanIndia Power Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 270 MW
Operation: 2013-2015
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: Shanghai, BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: In Mar 2010, BHEL received turnkey orders worth Rs5,778cr for two greenfield power projects, each with five 270-MW units. The sites are at Amravati and Nasik and are being developed by Elena Power & Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Indiabulls Power Ltd. This project is on a 1,350ac site at Nandgaonpeth, Amravati Dist. The PS connects to the MSETCL/PGCIL, 400kV line at Akola. Unit-1 commissioned in Jun 2013. The stacks are 275m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Indiabulls Power Ltd
Re-posted 29 Dec 2013

Bela Nagpur
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Ideal Energy Projects Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 270 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: McNally Bharat Engineering Co Ltd
Quick facts: The Bela plant went into operartion on 8 Mar 2013. The Ideal group is promoted by Dattataray Mhaiskar. A second unit was shelved for lack of coal supply. The first unit cost Rs1,001cr. The stack is 220m tall.

Photograph courtesy of McNally Bharat Engineering Co Ltd
Posted 8 Feb 2014

Bhusawal
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 55 MW, 2 X 210 MW
Operation: 1968-1982
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Cekop, BHEL
T/G supplier: Siemens, BHEL
Quick facts: This power station is 8km from Bhusawal City and 450km from Mumbai. Unit-1 was derated to 55 MW from 62.5 MW in Apr 2007. Two more 500-MW sets are under construction for service in 2010/11. Cooling water is from the Tapi River.

Photograph courtesy of Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Posted 3 Feb 2010

Butibori
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Reliance Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 2012
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Reliance
Quick facts:In Dec 2005, Reliance Energy incorporated SPV Vidarbha Industries Power Ltd (VIPL) to implement the Butibori thermal power plant in Nagpur district. Construction started in in Feb 2009 and, in Jul 2009, the project achieved financial closure with a consortium of banks led by Axis Bank. Unit-1 is designated a group CPP and 51% of the capacity will be supplied to industrial consumers, mostly in the immediate vicinity. The remaining capacity is expected to be sold on a merchant power basis and VIPL signed a 133-MW PPA with Reliance Energy Trading Ltd (RETL).

Photograph courtesy of Reliance Power Ltd
Posted 6 Apr 2012

Chandrapur
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 210 MW, 3 X 500 MW
Operation: 1983-1997
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier:  ACC Vickers Babcock Ltd, Combustion Engineering, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL, Siemens
EPC: Development Consultants Pvt Ltd
Quick facts: This mine-mouth power station is 6km from Chandrapur Town in far western Maharashtra. The foundation stone for the first phase was laid on 16 Jan 1977 and Unit-1 was commissioned in Aug 1983, followed by Unit-2 in Jul 1984. The station was dedicated to the nation on 8 Oct 1984 by PM Indira Gandhi. The plant is the terminus of a 400kV double-circuit line from NTPC’s Korba STPS and originally the Chandrapur station had 3 X 400kV circuits delivering up to 1,200 MW of power to Mumbai. ABB and BHEL subsequently built a 1,500-MW, 500kV HVDC line on the route Chandrapur-Padghe. The 753km link was commissioned in 1999 thereby allowing more efficient utilization of Chandrapur.

Photograph courtesy of maharashtra.bsnl.co.in
Posted 10 Jan 2009

Dahanu
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Reliance Energy
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW
Operation: 1996
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Development Consultants Pvt Ltd, BHEL
Quick facts: These were the first 250-MW BHEL sets in India. The 275m stack was the tallest in India at completion.

Photograph courtesy of Reliance Energy
Posted 19 May 2004

Khaperkheda-I Phase 2
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Maharashtra State Electricity Board
Configuration: 3 X 30 MW
Operation: 1960-1964 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This was one of the first-large-scale power plants in the state with 3 X 10 MW sets handed over to the nation by India's first President Dr Rajendra Prasad on 27 Dec 1950. The small units were scrapped in 1976. The 30-MW units were retired in Jun 1991.

Photograph courtesy of Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Posted 3 Feb 2010

Khaperkheda-I Phase 2
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 210 MW
Operation: 1989-2001
Fuel: bituminous coal, oil
Boiler supplier: Combustion Engineering, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: The first unit of the new Khaperkhed plant was commissioned on 26 Mar 1989. The plant has been putting out about 6 TWH/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Posted 3 Feb 2010

Khopoli Works
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Uttam Galva Steels Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 30 MW CHP
Operation: 2012
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Ruhn Power
Quick facts: This CPP wwas announed in Jun 2008 for the Khopoli Works on the outskirts of Mumbai. The plant went commercial on 1 Mar 2012. The investment was about INR 300cr. Surplus power is sold to the grid.

Photograph courtesy of Ruhn Power
Posted 3 Dec 2016

Koradi
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 120 MW (ret), 1 X 200 MW, 2 X 210 MW
Operation: 1974-1983
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: ACC Vickers Babcock Ltd, BHEL
T/G supplier: Zamech, Dolmel, BHEL
Quick facts: Koradi has a 2,185ac site 11km north of Nagpur on the Nagpur-Chhindwara Road. Unit-5 was the second 200-MW unit commisioned in India. Part ot the fuel suply is delivered via a 16.5km ropeway system from the WCL Silewara mine. Units 1-4 were closed in Dec 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Posted 3 Feb 2010

Koradi Extension
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 660 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: L&T- MHI Pvt Ltd
T/G supplier: L&T- MHI Pvt Ltd
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute, Development Consultants Pvt Ltd, L&T-Sargent & Lundy Ltd, Larsen & Toubro, Lanco
Quick facts: In Oct 2007, there were reports that BHEL might take an equity position in a planned expansion of Mahagenco’s Koradi expansion project. In Aug 2009, a tender was was floated for three supercritical 660-MW generating units. Three consortium bid in -- BHEL, L&T/Mitsubishi, and Doosan -- and the Rs6,897cr turnkey order was placed with L&T in September 2009. This was said to be among the largest EPC orders yet placed in the Indian power sector. A related project is Mahatransco’s Rs2,000cr, 765kV transmission scheme connecting the Nagpur site with Aurangabad in the center of the state.

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 1 Feb 2014

Nasik
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: RattanIndia Power Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 270 MW
Operation: 2014-2015
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: BHEL
T/G supplier: Shanghai, BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: In Mar 2010, BHEL received turnkey orders worth Rs5,778cr for two greenfield power projects, each with five 270-MW units. The sites are at Amravati and Nasik and are being developed by Elena Power & Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Indiabulls Power Ltd. This project is at Sinnar, Nasik Dist. Uni-1 went commercial in Feb 2014 and Units 2&3 went commercial in Apr 2017.

Photograph courtesy of Indiabulls Power Ltd
Re-posted 29 Dec 2013

Ratnagiri
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: JSW Energy Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW
Operation: 2010-2011
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Shanghai Electric, EDAC Engineering, SEW Constructions, Sunil HiTech Engineers
Quick facts: In Jul 2007, JSW Energy closed financing on the Ratnagiri project at Jaigad, Ratnagiri district. SBI Capital Markets was the lead arranger and advisor for the financing package. This Rs4,500cr project burns about 4.1mn tpy of imported coal. Power evacuation will be via two 400kV lines to Koyna and two more to Karad. MOEF clearance was received in November 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd
Posted 10 Nov 2012

Tadali
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Dhariwal Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 300 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Punj Lloyd
Quick facts: In Aug 2009, CESC announced it had acquired a 51% controlling stake in Dhariwal Infrastructure Ltd , an affiliate of the Manikchand Group , which was developing this TPP on a 450ac site in Chandrapur district. CESC invested Rs200cr cash for the stake. Total project cost is estimated at Rs2,800cr and it will be financed on a 70:30 debt equity ratio. Coal linkage for was from South Eastern Coalfields. In Mar 2010, Punj Lloyd received an LOI for the EPC works.

Photograph courtesy of CESC Ltd
Posted 20 Aug 2016

Tiroda
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Adani Power Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 660 MW
Operation: 2012-2013
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Sichuan Fortune Project Management Co, Power Mech Projects
Quick facts: In Feb 2008, Adani Power awarded equipment contracts to Sichuan Machinery & Equipment Import and Export Co Ltd and an EPC contract to Sichuan Fortune Project Management for Phase-I pf the Tiroda power project in Gondia district. Unit-1 was synchronized on 29 Aug 2012, Unit-2 synchronized on 2 Feb 2013, and Unit-3 commissioned on 20 Jun 2013. Coal blocks in Chandrapur district have been allocated to the Tiroda plant and power is evacuated by twin, double-circuit 400kV lines, one to the PGCIL substation at Wardha and the second to the MSETCL substation at Koradi. The project cost is estimated at Rs5,280cr and the transmission lines cost about Rs316cr.

Photograph courtesy of Adani Power Ltd
Posted 4 Jul 2013

 
Trombay
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: Tata Electric
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW, 2 X 500 MW, 1 X 180 MW CC
Operation: 1965-1993
Fuel: coal, natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE, BHEL
T/G supplier: BHEL, GE, Siemens
Quick facts: Trombay has India's first 500-MW generating unit and the country's first FGD system.

Photograph courtesy of Tata Electric
Posted 23 Mar 2002

Wardha Warora
Location: Maharashtra
Operator: KSK Energy Ventures Pvt Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 135 MW
Operation: 2010-2011
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang, Harbin
EPC: Sichuan Electric Power Designing & Consulting Co Ltd
Quick facts: In May 2007, KSK closed on the first phase of its Wardha Warora project in Chandrapur district. The foundation stone was laid shortly thereafter. Steel maker Viraj Profiles has a 25yr PPA for the entire 270 MW for captive use. KSK has a coal supply agreement with the Gujarat Mining Development Corp, which will supply coal from a captive coal block in Chhattisgarh. The Rs 2,416cr plant began commissioning in Q1,2010.

Photograph courtesy of KSK Energy Ventures Pvt Ltd
Posted 24 Apr 2010

Abbreviations

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

Updated 25-Apr-2017

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