Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday laid foundation for the State’s first supercritical thermal power station with a capacity to generate 660 mw costing Rs 4,956 crore. This station is part of the Ennore Thermal Power Project Expansion project.
The project will be implemented by Lanco Infra Tech Limited based in Gurgaon in Haryana State. The Chief Minister handed over the work order for executing the important aspect of this project - i.e., setting up of the thermal power project at a cost of `3,961 crore, to L Madhusudhan Rao, CEO, Lanco Infratech Ltd., at the Secretariat.
The Chief Minister made announcement regarding this project on March 29, 2012 and said that since very less quantity of coal would be used for this project, it would be an eco-friendly one. The administrative sanction was granted for this project on the next day of her announcement. Later, the project has been finalised after getting the clearance from the Union Environment Ministry and other permissions.
Electricity Minister R Viswanathan, Chief Secretary Sheela Balakrishnan and senior officials were present on the occasion.