Marakkanam Super Thermal Power Project

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Marakkanam Super Thermal Power Project is a proposed 4000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in TamilNadu, India which has been proposed by NTPC.

Location

The map below shows the location of Marakkanam, Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, India but not the exact location of the project.

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Background

The plant is proposed to be located at Marakkanam town near Pondicherry in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, India.[1]

NTPC originally proposed that the Marakkanam Super Thermal Power Project be 4,000 MW, but the terms of reference permit was for a 2,000 MW power station.[2]

There has been no progress on the power station since receiving a terms of reference in 2010, and the project appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: NTPC
Location: Marakkanam town near Pondicherry in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12.190360, 79.941856 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled (no progress after 4 years)
Nameplate capacity: 4000MW
Type: Ultra-supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 23,654,803
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Terms of reference, India MoEF, April 27, 2010

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References

  1. Ministry of Coal, Pending Application of SEB's up to 31st July 2011", August 2011, page 4.
  2. Terms of reference, India MoEF, April 27, 2010.

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