Jaiprakash Associates Ltd to set up 2x660 MW Thermal Power Plant at Nigri in Sidhi district in Madhya Pradesh. The land requirement is 433 ha, which includes 22 ha for cement grinding unit. Water requirement for the power plant is stated to be 65.3 cusecs, which will be obtained from Gopad river. Coal requirement is 5 million TPA which will be obtained from Amelia (N) and Dongrital-II Coal Blocks. Super critical technology will be adopted.
Jaypee Nigrie Super Thermal Power Project comprising 2 x 660 MW Super-critical Unit will be set up by Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited, a subsidiary of JAL. The expected date of commissioning for Unit - I and Unit - II are end April 2013 and end October 2013 respectively.
Amelia (North) and Dongri Tal – II coal block with total coal reserves of 250 MT of coal. These coal blocks contain sufficient coal reserves to fuel the Nigrie Thermal project over the long term. JAL is expected to develop and mine this coal in a joint venture with MPSMCL. The joint venture has been allotted these two coal blocks solely for the purpose of supplying fuel to the Nigrie Thermal Project.
The Nigrie Thermal Project is expected to utilize coal from two captive coal blocks. Recently, the company has entered into an agreement with L&T-MHI Pvt. Ltd. (JV between L&T Ltd. And Mitsubishi heavy Industries Limited, Japan) for supply of super- critical, environmental friendly, more energy efficient Boiler, Turbines and Generator (BTG) packages for their Nigrie project.