Web Exclusive | October 2013
Avantha synchronises 600 mw unit in Raigarh
In Chhattisgarh, Avantha Power and Infrastructure (APIL) has synchronised the first unit of 600 mw in its Raigarh project through its wholly-owned subsidiary Korba West Power Company. The company's generation capacity stands at 626.19 mw with the unit's commissioning.
APIL is part of the Rs 25,000-crore ($4 billion) Avantha group. APIL began construction in August 2010 and executed the project in 38 months. BHEL supplied the boiler, turbine and generator equipment for the project.
APIL has another 1,860 mw under various stages of construction and an additional 1,320 mw under planning. The company said in a statement that APIL’s subsidiary, Korba West Power Company signed the fuel supply agreement (FSA) with South Eastern Coal (SECL) in August 2013 for feeding the plant with uninterrupted coal supply.
The company is going ahead with its plans for adding to the installed capacity. In Madhya Pradesh, a second thermal power plant of 1,260 mw is also under various stages of construction at Seoni, near Jabalpur through the company's project at Jhabua Power.
APIL has a plant at Malanpur, Madhya Pradesh, with an installed capacity of 26 mw, and will have a total installed capacity of 3,806 mw once all the projects achieve commercial operations.