Construction works going at brisk pace
Telangana would shine brighter, so to say, once the twin unit of the 1,200 MW Singareni Thermal Power Project (STPP) at Jaipur in Adilabad goes operational in 2015, as scheduled. The project would be a major asset for the region which, by then would have become the 29th State in the country.
The Rs.7,500-crore mega project envisages use of coal from the Singareni mines for generation of power, of which the Singareni Collieries will use around 150 MW, while the rest 1,050 MW will be added to the grid.
At present, the region has a power generation capacity of 4,368 MW (Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee Report based on 2010 statistics) while the demand is more than 7,000 MW. Hence, with the commercial operation of the power plant, which is expected to commence in two years from now, the gap between demand and supply will certainly reduced.
“Works here are progressing well and we have attained the major milestone of lifting the boiler drums in place. The balance of plant works will also begin shortly,” says STPP General Manager K. Balaram, who is evidently satisfied over the progress of the works that he reviews everyday.
The works for setting up the two 600 MW units actually started in November 11, 2011 and the erection of boilers began in February last year.
It took about seven months to erect the boilers, considered to be a key factor in such operations.
"Other constructions like the water supply network, water reservoir and railway siding are also in the advanced stage of progress. The hydraulic test for Unit-I is scheduled for June 14 next year, while its synchronisation will take place by November,” Mr. Balaram says.
"The STPP will also have a positive impact on the local economy by creating direct and indirect employment opportunities in the area,” the STPP General Manager adds.
The Rs.7,500-crore mega project will use coal from the Singareni mines Of the 1200 MW, the Singareni Collieries will use around 150 MW, while the rest will be added to the grid
The Rs.7,500-crore mega project will use coal from the Singareni mines
Of the 1200 MW, the Singareni Collieries will use around 150 MW, while the rest will be added to the grid