Second unit of Singaji power project to start generation from October
BHOPAL: Commercial power generation will start in the
second unit of 2X600 MW capacity Shri Singaji Thermal Power Project in Khandwa
district of Madhya Pradesh from October this year.
Project’s first 600 MW unit had started generating
power since February 1, 2014. So far, Rs 6,822 crore has been spent on the
project whose total cost is Rs 7,820 crore. Project’s 3rd and 4th units of the
second phase will start generating power from March and June 2018,
respectively. This project’s cost is Rs 6,500 crore. The state government has
provided 20 percent share capital for this and remaining 80 percent is being
obtained as loan from PFC.
Different BOP systems of second phase of the thermal
power project are nearing completion. Similarly, construction of rail line from
Surgaon Banjhari to Beed is under progress and is expected to be completed with
electrification and signalling soon.
Work order was released to BHEL on December 12, 2008
for man power block of the project. Commercial power generation has started
from Unit-1 and is expected to start in Unit-2 from October 2014. For remaining
plant works, work orders were issued to L&T Limited, Badodara on October
Estimated cost of the project’s second phase is Rs 6,500
crore. Commercial power generation from this phase’s Unit-3 is expected to
start from March 2018 and Unit-4 from June 2018. Adequate water and land is
available for project’s establishment and financial closing has been obtained.
Of the estimated cost, Rs 6,862 crore will be obtained
as loan from PFC and Rs 1,300 crore from share capital from the state
government. For obtaining loan, the Power Generating Company has entered into
an MoU with Power Finance Company. Permission has been obtained from Airport
Authority of India for construction of project’s 275 meter high chimney. Union
Ministry for Coal has allotted Gond Bahera, Singrauli coal block for the
The state government has given administrative sanction
for establishment of the second phase by Madhya Pradesh Power Generating
Company. Union Ministry for Power has given status of mega power project to
this project. Water allotment and land is available for the project. Project
consultant has also been appointed. MoU with Madhya Pradesh Power Trading
Company (Now, Power Management Company Limited) was signed on January 4, 2011.