Essar commissions 2nd unit of Salaya power project in Gujarat

June 15th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, June 15 (IANS) Essar Energy Friday said the second unit of the 2X600 MW Salaya-I power plant in Gujarat has begun commercial operations.

The Mumbai-based firm had launched commercial operations at the first unit of the coal-fired project in April.

With this, Essar Energy’s total installed operational power generation capacity has gone up to 2,800 MW.

Most of the power generated at the $1.1 billion Salaya-I will be sold to the Gujarat State Electricity Corp. under a long-term contract, an official statement said here.

Essar Energy chief executive Naresh Nayyar said Salaya-I is one of the three power projects due to be commissioned by the company this year.

The other two are 1,200 MW Mahan-I and 510 MW Vadinar-P2 projects.

Together, these three projects (Salaya-I, Mahan-I and Vadinar-P2) would add 2,910 MW and take Essar Enegy’s total installed capacity to 4,510 MW, Nayyar said.

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