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Vidarbha Industries Power to set up 300 MW (2x150 MW) Group Captive Thermal Power Project at Butibori

Vidarbha Industries Power to set up 300 MW (2x150 MW) Group Captive Thermal Power Project at Butibori
Project Location : Butibori, Nagpur district, Maharashtra
Project Capacity : 300

Vidarbha Industries Power to set up 300 MW (2x150 MW) Group Captive Thermal Power Project at Butibori in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. The land requirement is 305 acres, which includes 66 acres for greenbelt and 80 acres for rail corridor. Coal requirement is 1.98 million TPA, which will be sourced from WCL and will be transported by rail. The water requirement is 25.5 mld which will be supplied by MIDC from Vadgaon Dam on Lower Vena river. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 12230 million. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract was awarded to Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. And the Boiler Turbine Generator (BTG) contract was awarded to Shanghai Electric Co. The project has achieved financial closure with a consortium of banks led by Axis Bank in July 2009. The project is currently in the construction phase and is expected to be commissioned by March 2012. The plant is located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The project is being implemented by Vidarbha Industries Power Limited (VIPL) a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) a subsidiary of Reliance Power. The first phase, 300 MW, of the project has being designed on a group captive basis. Of the total power generated by the first phase 51% of the power will be supplied to the industrial consumers, which would ensure a continuous and a sustained demand for the power generated form the plant. The remaining power from the project would be sold on through short or medium term contracts. The foundation stone for the project was laid in February 2009 and construction activities further picked up pace after the project achieved financial closure in July 2009. The construction activities are going on full swing presently and it is expected that the project would start generating power in the year 2012. The project would entail an investment of over Rs. 3,600 cr. The Boiler, Turbine and Generator (BTG) which are main plant equipment for the power plant are being sourced from Shanghai Electric Corporation, China. The project would be using coal as the primary fuel which would be supplied by Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and would be transported by the Railways. The water requirements for the power plant have been allocated from Vadgaon Dam on the Vena River in the Nagpur District. The evacuation of the power from the project would be through the transmission networks of Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company.

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Reliance Power has bagged the prestigious Group Captive Thermal Power Project (9GCPP), the first in the state of Maharashtra. The project was awarded by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) through the competitive bidding route. Major highlights of the project are: All statutory clearances for the project have been accorded. Engineering and procurement for the project is in the advanced stage. Area grading works completed and boundary wall enclosing the complete plant area has been built. Boiler foundation for Unit no.1 nearing completion and foundation works for steam turbine generator building is in progress.

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Vidharba Industries Power Ltd ( VIPL) Corp Office: H Block, First Floor Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City
Navi Mumbai- 400710 3038 6010 3037 6633 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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