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Amarkantak Thermal Power Project

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Amarkantak Thermal Power Project is an existing 600-megawatt (MW) coal fired plant near Pathadi Village on Korba-Champa State Highway in Chhattisgarh, India. 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, Chhattisgarh, India.

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Background

Stage I of the plant, which is owned by Lanco, comprises two 300 megawatt generating units which were commissioned in 2009 and 2010.[1][2] Lanco sought and gained part funding for the project from the International Finance Corporation.[3]

Two additional units of 660 each are under construction, bringing the power station's total final capacity to 1,920 MW.[4][5]

The company proposing the project, KVK Power & Infrastructure Private Limited, is a joint venture company which was formed in September 2005 between K. Vijay Kumar and Maytas Infra.[6]

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:

  • Unit 3: Under construction
  • Unit 4: Under construction

Nameplate capacity:

  • Unit 3: 660 MW
  • Unit 4: 660 MW

Type: Supercritical
Projected in service: Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 7,806,085 tons
Source of financing:

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 Thermal Power Station: Summary of Proposed Investment", International Finance Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  4. "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.
  5. Lanco Amarkantak (Pathadi) Coal Power Plant India, Global Energy Observatory, accessed December 2011
  6. "Maytas Infra Limited: Draft Red Herring Prospectus", April 2007, page 180. (Pdf)

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