Vemagiri Power Generation, a GMR group company is to set up 2x350 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Vemagiri in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The land requirement is estimated as 90 acres. Raw water requirement of 27,768 m3/day will be met from river Godavari. Natural gas from KG basin will be used as fuel. Closed circuit cooling system will be adopted. Power Offtaker Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Project Features: The project is awarded on the basis of International Competitive Bidding (ICB) The plant configuration is one each of GE 9FA Advanced Class Gas Turbine, Alstom Steam Turbine and L&T-CMI Heat Recovery Steam Generator in 1+1+1 configuration. M/s Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) is the Natural Gas (Fuel) supplier
The project is expected to go operational in 2012. The company is also considering to set up a floating LNG terminal on the east coast to ensure fuel supply to its Vemagiri plant and is in talks with a Malaysian company. The second unit of the project is expected to go operational in February 2012.