A state-of-the-art boiler drum weighing 211 tonnes has been installed at a height of 75.55 metres in the first unit of 600 MW at the Kalisindh Super Thermal Power Project under construction in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. It is described as a significant addition to the project work.
State Energy Minister Jitendra Singh said here that two units of 600 MW each are being established in the project's first phase, while the target has been set for starting power production from October 2011 in the first unit and January 2012 in the second unit.
The estimated cost of the super thermal power plant is Rs.5,500 crore. After the boiler drum lifting, the work relating to installation of the remaining pressure parts is being taken up.
According to Rajasthan Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Chairman and Managing Director S. K. Kalla, who was present at the plant site when the boiler drum was lifted, structures weighing 3,800 tonnes have so far been installed in the boiler.
Mr. Kalla said a 10-km-long railway line from Jhalawar to the project site is being laid to facilitate the movement of essential components and material to the plant.