NTPC to finalise price bids for Pudimadaka plant

NTPC-Pudimadaka project Group General Manager P.S. Radhakrishnan told The Hindu that they had completed EIA study by Vimta Labs of Hyderabad.

July 08, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 12:19 pm IST - PUDIMADAKA (Visakhapatnam district):

India’s largest power company, NTPC, will shortly finalise price bids on turnkey basis for steam and turbine generators for the 4,000 MW ultra mega power plant being set up here, about 60 km from Visakhapatnam.

The authorities have already opened the technical bids and an exercise is on to finalise the price bids for the turnkey package.

NTPC has already paid the amount and acquired 700 acres for the project. Process is on to pay Rs.400 crore more by this month end to take possession of the remaining 500 acres from the A. P. Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.

NTPC-Pudimadaka project Group General Manager P.S. Radhakrishnan told The Hindu that they had completed EIA study by Vimta Labs of Hyderabad.

All other critical studies, including bathymetric study, are at various stages of completion. Packages are being finalised on turnkey basis for Turbo Generator Island, Steam Generator Island, coal, ash and water systems.


The plant, which will have 4 X 1,000-MW units will involve an investment of Rs.20,000 crore to Rs.24,000 crore.

Mr. Radhakrishnan said that they would ensure 100 per cent ash utilisation by installing super critical technologies.

It will have a 275-metre-high chimney with direct seawater cooling facility. Accordingly, the boilers will be designed. Coal will be sourced 100 per cent from abroad. It will need seven lakh cubic metres per hour. IIT-Madras has been engaged to conduct the relevant study.

Though NTPC had set a timeline of 52 months for the project, efforts would be made to commission the plant in 42 months, Mr. Radhakrishnan said.

The company has allotted before launch itself an amount of Rs.1.6 crore for community development in the areas of education, roads, sanitation, and health in Atchutapuram and Rambilli mandals.

NTPC, which is emerging as an integrated power major, is currently generating 45,048 MW with 18 coal-fired, seven gas-based, seven joint ventures in coal and eight renewable energy projects.

It has various projects under construction to generate 23,504 MW.

NTPC has set a target to become 128,000 MW-company by 2032.

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