Neyveli Lignite to expand its thermal power projects in Tamil Nadu

January 10th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The state-run Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited has undertaken three thermal power projects worth Rs.13,270.22 crore for further expansion in Tamil Nadu, the Ministry of Coal said Tuesday.

The projects include the expansion of thermal power station TPS-II at Neyveli at an estimated cost of Rs.2,452.57 crore, the NTPL coal-based power station at Tuticorin at Rs.4,909.54 crore and the New Neyveli Thermal Power station at Neyveli at Rs.5,907.11 crore, the ministry said in a statement.

NTPL is a joint-venture between NLC and the state electricity board.

While the Neyveli project is expected to be completed by July 2012, the Tuticorin project is scheduled to be completed by January 2013 and the New Neyveli project by December 2015.

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