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NLC to set up thermal power station in Orissa

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TIRUCHI, FEB. 21. The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) will set up a Rs. 9,000-crore coal-based thermal power station in Orissa, S. Jayaraman, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, said here on Friday.

Fifteen million tonnes of coal would be mined annually in Jharsuguda district to generate 2,000 MW power. Modalities were being worked out for taking up the project as a joint venture since the Coal India Limited (CIL) would also co-ordinate in its execution, Mr. Jayaraman told presspersons here.

Regarding another project at Barsingh near Bikaner in Rajasthan to generate 250 MW power, he said tenders would be called for the project, involving two components of 125 MW capacity each.

The Rs.1,325-crore project would be completed by 2008. Another 250 MW unit would come up at the time of expansion.

Mr. Jayaraman is hopeful of the feasibility of the Jayamkondam Lignite Power Project (JLPP) as there were huge deposits of lignite in and around Jayamkondam in Perambalur district.

In fact, a part of the lignite zone there was under the NLC jurisdiction.

He said the Russian-built 600-MW capacity first thermal power station at Neyveli, which was more than four decades old, was generating power with an efficient plant load factor (PLF) of 83 per cent, thanks to the cost-effective Life Extension Programme (LEP) taken up in phases about a decade ago. The second thermal power station's PLF stood at 80 per cent.

With a view to avoiding problem in power generation at the NLC's second thermal power station owing to the presence of marcasite at its second mine cut area, the NLC adopted water-lancing technique, he informed.

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