BHUBANESWAR: Even as land acquisition problems have delayed two big power projects of NTPC in the State by over a year, the thermal power behemoth on Saturday exuded confidence of commissioning one project during the 12th Plan period.
Land acquisition for the two projects is likely to be completed by June and the company is ready to float global tender for procurement of equipment, NTPC’s regional executive director (East-II) Jayadev Nanda told a media conference here.
The public sector company has proposed to augment generating capacity by about 4,520 MW in the State during the 12th Plan period with an investment of over ` 25,000 crore.
The two greenfield super thermal power projects with ultra super critical technology will be set up at Darlipali in Sundargarh district and Gajmara in Dhenkanal district with generating capacity of 2X800 MW each.
Nanda said the Darlipali project would be commissioned in the 12th Plan period if the land acquisition is completed by June. But the commissioning of the Gajmara project will be possible in the first year of the 13th Plan if things go as per the plan.
The total land requirement for Darlipali project is 1,652 acres __ 1,217 acres private land and 34.47 acres forest land. The company requires 1,029 acres for Gajmara project. The Government has to acquire 796 acres of private land for the main plant and township.
The NTPC has got coal linkage of seven million tonne per annum (MTPA) from Dulunga and 12.5 MTPA from Pakri Barwadih coal blocks allotted to it. While Hirakud reservoir will meet the water requirement of Darlipali project, the Gajmara project will draw water from the upstream of Mundali barrage on the Mahanadi river.
Referring to Gajmara project, Nanda said it would be implemented at an estimated cost of ` 12,636.83 crore.
Apart from the two major projects, NTPC has undertaken major expansion of Talcher Thermal Power Project by adding 1,320 MW. As part of it, two more units of 660 MW capacity each will be set up and the expansion project will implemented during the 13th Plan, he said.
The new projects and expansion activities would raise generation capacity of NTPC in the State by 4,520 MW over and above the present 3,460 MW.
The Talcher Super Thermal Power Project at Kaniha has a capacity of 3,000 MW and Talcher Thermal Power Station at Talcher produces about 460 MW of power, Nanda said.