Nabinagar Thermal Power Project
Nabinagar I power station is a proposed 1,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Bihar, India.
The project is located in the Aurangabad district of Bihar, on the west side of the Barun-Nabinagar Road, about 50 km from Aurangabad city and about 250 km from Ranchi.
The proposed plant was originally planned to comprise four 250MW generating units. The project is located near the village of Dhundwa near Nabinagar. The power station would primarily be used to supply power to the Eastern and Western districts of Railways operations in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
In 2011 the power station was described as at an advanced stage of construction by Bharatiya Rail Bijlee Company, a joint venture company formed by the Ministry of Railways and the National Thermal Power Corporation.
A 2014 NTPC investor presentation said units 1-3 of the project would be completed FY2015-2017. The third unit is listed as 500 MW.
In July 2015 Times of India reported the plants is 4x250 MW, and unit 1 was planned to come online in November 2015, but was later pushed to 2016. The power station is expected to be completed by 2017.
The joint venture company was first proposed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding back in February 2002. However, it was not until in February 2007 the the company was finally approved by the national government's the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.
In November 2010 it was reported that, according to the Superintendent of Police, four dumpers, three cranes and other machinery at the project site had been burnt. It was also reported that several workers on the site held captive and assaulted by the armed attackers. The media report attributed the attack on the plant works to "Maoists" and "naxalites."
Sponsor: Bhartiya Rail Bijli Company
Parent company: NTPC (74%), Indian Railways (26%)
Location: Dhundwa village, Nabinagar taluk, Aurangabad district, Bihar
Coordinates: 24.7050812, 84.0887384 (exact)
Status: Operating (Unit 1), Construction (Units 2-4)
Capacity: 1,000 MW (Units 1-4: 250 MW)
Projected in service: 2016-2017
Coal Type: 2900-3800 Kcal/kg
Coal Source: 5 Million Tonnes per year from North Karanpura of Central Coalfields Mine
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Nabinagar Thermal Power Project", Infraline.com, accessed December 2011.
- "Railways to set up 1000 MW power plant in Nabinagar", Economic Times of India, July 31, 2009.
- "Railways to set up 1000 MW power plant in Nabinagar", Economic Times, July 31, 2009.
- "Projects Info | 18-24 August, 2008", Construction Update.com, accessed December 2011.
- Mamata Banerjee, Minister for Railways, "Speech of Mamata Banerjee introducing the Railway Budget 2011-12", February 25th, 2011.
- National Thermal Power Corporation, "Future Capacity Additions", National Thermal Power Corporation website, accessed May 2011.
- "NTPC Investor Presentation," NTPC, 2014
- "Nabinagar unit likely to generate power by Nov," Times of India, July 15, 2015
- "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," India CEA, November 2015
- "First unit of NTPC-Rail JV synchronised at Bihar's Nabinagar," Business Standard, March 20, 2016
- "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
- "Railway Budget 09-10: Railways to set up 1,000 MW power plant with NTPC", Economic Times of India, July 3, 2009.
- "NTPC, Railways form JV to set up power plant in Bihar", The Economic Times, November 6, 2007.
- "Maoists burn equipment of NTPC plant", Economic Times, November 25, 2010.
- "Agreement Between Bhartiya Rail Bijli Company and East Coast Railway for Bulk Power Purchase from Nabinagar Thermal Power Project", January 2009.
- "NTPC's Nabinagar Project Environmental Clearance Details", Infraline.com, accessed December 2011.