Chettiad Power Corp is planning to take up setting up of 660 MW imported Coal Based thermal power plant in Erukkattanchery, Kazhizppanallur and Manichkapangu villages in Tarangambadi Taluk, in Nagapattinam District , in Tamil Nadu. Land requirement will be 332.5 ha, out of which 252.15 ha is single crop agricultural land; 80.35 ha land is waste land. The area was Tsunami affected area and the agricultural land has become saline and no more suitable for cultivation in its present state. Coal requirement will be 3.4 MTPA. Coal will be imported from Indonesia. Coal will be transported through a captive jetty proposed near the power plant site. Water requirement will be 115.8 MCM/annum, which will be obtained from Sea water (Bay of Bengal) through a Pipeline over a distance of 1.25 Km from the project site. A desalination plant of 12 MLD is proposed to be set up. Closed cycle system with natural draft cooling tower is proposed. High concentration slurry disposal system is proposed. The treated waste water will be used in ash handling plant.
The company is currently initiated process to undertake seismic study. It has invited global bids in March 2012 to award balance of plant work