Neyveli Lignite Corporation to set up 4x250 MW TPP at Village Bhaga in Surat district of Gujarat. The project will use lignite as fuel. The land requirement is estimate as 600 ha. The water requirement is 4200 m3/hr, which will be obtained from river Narmada at a distance of about 35 km through pipeline. A storage capacity equivalent to 3 days of water requirement will be created at site. The lignite requirement is 8.0 million TPA which will be obtained from adjoining mine through conveyor belt. The ash content varies upto 15% and sulphur content upto 0.75% in lignite. Limestone requirement is about 300 TPD, which will be obtained from Doongri village at a distance of about 2 km by road. CFBC boilers will be provided. Natural draft cooling tower with close circuit cooling system will be provided
The project hit the block as the Gujarat government wanted the entire power generated for itself, which the central government refused. Any joint venture with a state-run power company requires 57 percent of the electricity generated to be supplied to the national grid. Earlier, the project was mooted with partnership with Gujarat Power Corp. Now NLC will develop the project on its own
Bhavnagar Energy Co Ltd, which is a company promoted by GSPL, GSIL, GMDC, GACL, GIPCL, GNFC and GSFC is setting up a 500 MW (2 x 250 MW ) thermal unit in Padwa village in Ghogha taluka, 25 kms from Bhavnagar. The power unit will be a pit based lignite unit and based on circulating fluidised bed technology and is expected to be completed by 2012. The company has already invited tenders for civil construction works. GMDC had been granted exclusive rights to mine lignite in the state will be providing lignite for the project.
BHEL has been awarded the BTG package. McNally Bharat, Gammon India, Marg Ltd has been awarded the other civil structural works.