Reliance Power’s Samalkot plant ready for commissioning

February 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Samalkot (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 7 (IANS) Reliance Power, promoted by Anil Ambani, Tuesday said its 2,400 MW gas-based Samalkot power plant in Andhra Pradesh would start generating electricity by the end of March this year.

The ministry of power has recommended a gas allocation of 9.6 million metric standard cubic metre per day for the country’s largest gas-based plant.

“The 2400 megawatt Samalkot plant is a testimony to our strong project execution capabilities. We await the allocation of domestic natural gas from the government and look forward to providing environmentally friendly clean and green power to the Southern region,” J.P. Chalasani, chief executive officer, Reliance Power, said.

“We believe that we have created a world record for the fastest gas-based project execution in just 15 months from placement of the order on General Electric. The entire capacity is expected to be commissioned in combined cycle by the end of 2012,” he added.

Chalasani also said the project, strategically located near the prolific KG Natural Gas Basin, would reduce the power deficit in the Southern region.

The Samalkot project is being constructed in collaboration with world-class vendors such as General Electric (USA), Hamon (Belgium), Hyundai (South Korea) and Xian Electric (China).

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