Lanco Amarkantak Thermal Power Project

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Lanco Amarkantak Thermal Power Project is an existing 600-megawatt (MW) coal fired plant in Chhattisgarh, India, owned and operated by Lanco Infratech. Two additional units of 660 MW each are under construction at the same location.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the location of the plant in Pathadi village, Korba district.

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Background

Stage I of the plant, which is owned by Lanco, comprises two 300 megawatt generating units commissioned in 2009 and 2010.[1][2][3]

Lanco sought and gained part funding for the project from the International Finance Corporation.[4]

Proposed expansion

Two additional units of 660 each are under construction, bringing the power station's total final capacity to 1,920 MW.[5][6]

Financing

China Development Bank gave US$200 million Buyers’ Credit for units 3 & 4 (1320 MW) of Lanco Amarkantak Thermal Power Project, the 1320 MW Babandh power station, and the 1320 MW Vidarbha thermal power station being developed by Lanco Group.[7]

Stages

Stage I:

  • Unit 1 - 300 MW - 2009
  • Unit 2 - 300 MW - 2010

Stage II:

  • Unit 3 - 660 MW
  • Unit 4 - 660 MW

Project Details for Stage II Expansion

Sponsor: Lanco
Location: Pathadi village, Korba district, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 22.238975, 82.716959 (exact)
Status: Construction
Capacity: 1320 MW (Units 3-4: 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 7,806,085 tons
Source of financing: China Development Bank

Contact details

Village-Pathadi, P.O-Tilkeja,
Korba 495 674 Chhattisgarh, India
Phone No. +91-7759-279 938/ 915

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. Lanco, "Amarkantak Power Project", Lanco website, accessed February 2012.
  2. MONTHLY REPORT ON BROAD STATUS OF THERMAL POWER PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY, Ministry of Power, February 2012
  3. Lanco Amarkantak (Pathadi) Coal Power Plant India, Global Energy Observatory, accessed December 2011
  4. "Lanco Amarkantak Thermal Power Station: Summary of Proposed Investment", International Finance Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  5. "Lanco Amarkantak Power Ltd,", Lanco website, accessed Sep 2015
  6. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
  7. "Lanco Infratech to raise US$2 billion from Chinese banks and FIs for power projects," Lanco press release, Nov 26, 2012

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