Shanghai Electric, Punj Lloyd bag CESC projects

February 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) RPG Group company CESC, a power utility firm, Thursday said it will award contracts to Shanghai Electric Corporation and Punj Lloyd Limited for projects at its 600 MW Haldia thermal power plant.The company will award Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC) the contract to set up a Boiler Turbine Generator (BTG) at Haldia by March next as it was the lowest bidder at Rs.2.14 crore per MW, RPG Group’s vice-chairman Sanjiv Goenka told reporters here.

Punj Lloyd Limited will be awarded the contract to build the Balance of Plant (BOP) as it bid at Rs.1.99 crore per MW, he added.

The total cost of building the plant at Haldia in East Midnapore district of West Bengal will be Rs.5.2 crore per MW.

“About 30 to 40 percent of the total amount of coal required for the plant will be imported. There will be a blend of domestic and imported coal,” Goenka said.

The Haldia project will be commissioned by March 2014, he added.

The group also plans to add 7,000 MW power generation capacity in the next six years at an estimated cost of Rs.35,000 crore.

On the group’s greenfield 600 MW thermal power plant at Chandrapur in Maharashtra, Goenka said the work was in full swing and it would be ready by September 2013.

The project is being executed through a special purpose vehicle - Dhariwal Infrastructure Limited.

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