BHEL bags NLC contract for setting up 2400 MW Thermal Power Project in Odisha
Bhubaneswar : NLC India Ltd has awarded the EPC contract to BHEL for setting up a Pit Head Green Field Thermal Power Project of 2,400 MW capacity (3 x 800 MW – Stage I) based on Ultra Super Critical Technology at Jharsuguda District in Odisha after inviting competitive tenders under ICB route. EPC contract scope includes Engineering, Manufacturing, supply, Erection and commissioning of equipment such as boilers, turbine, generators, balance of plants, FGD and SCR for 3 X800 MW- 2400 MW Stage -I The entire power of 2400 MW is tied up with the states of Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Kerala and Puducherry and PPAs already executed. For this Thermal Project, the coal linkage available from 20 MTPA Talabira II& II] OCP mines of NLCIL which is already operational from the year 2020 in Jharsuguda and Sambalpur District of Odisha. The water required for the project is linked from Hirakud Reservoir. The power generated will be evacuated through ISTS and STU Network. The project will come up with latest pollution control equipment like FGD and SCR to meet out the MoEF guidelines. Boilers will be designed to suite the co firing of Bio mass as part of Green initiative in line with MoP guidelines along with Bio Mass handling systems. The first unit of project is scheduled for commissioning in the FY 2028- 29. Being a Pit Head Thermal Project, the variable cost will be Competitive and NLC India, will be generating & providing low-cost power to its Beneficiaries.