Bakreswar Thermal Power Station

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The Bakreswar Thermal Power Station is an existing 1050 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power project owned and operated by the West Bengal Power Development Corporation in West Bengal, India. WBPDC has proposed the addition of a further 660 MW unit in the 2012-2017 period.

Location

The plant is located near Suri in Birbhum district, West Bengal.

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Background

The existing power station is located approximately 12 kilometres from Suri, Birbhum district, West Bengal, India.[1] WBPDC has proposed the addition of a further 660 MW unit in the 2012-2017 period. WBPDC states on its website that financial closure is "awaited" for the expansion project.[2] The project has rail track access via Chinpai on the Andal-Sinthia Line of Eastern Railways.[1] On its website WBPDC states that the existing plant was commissioned in two phases with three 210 MW units commissioned by March 2001 and a further two 210 MW units commissioned between December 2007 and March 2009. The company states that the plant was built on a "turnkey basis" by Itochu & BHEL with Larsen & Tubro constructing the coal handling plant.[1][3]

  • Unit 1 - 210 MW - 1999
  • Unit 2 - 210 MW - 2000
  • Unit 3 - 210 MW - 2001
  • Unit 4 - 210 MW - 2007
  • Unit 5 - 210 MW - 2009
  • Unit 6 - 660 MW - proposed

Proposed Expansion Project Details for 660 MW Unit 6

Sponsor: West Bengal Power Development Corporatio
Location: near Suri, Birbhum district, West Bengal, India.
Coordinates: 23.8285,87.4513
Status: Proposed
Nameplate capacity: 660 MW
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Projected in service:
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Estimated annual CO2: 3,903,043 tons
Source of financing:

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 West Bengal Power Development Corporation, "About Us: Plant", West Bengal Power Development Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  2. West Bengal Power Development Corporation, "Future Projects", West Bengal Power Development Corporation website, accessed February 2012.
  3. "Bakreshwar (BkTPP) Coal Power Station India," Global Energy Observatory, accessed March 2012

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