Monday, October 13, 2008

Junagadh News-L&T mulls thermal power project in Gujarat

BS reported that L&T Power Development Limited a power arm of Larsen & Toubro Limited is actively looking at Junagadh in Gujarat for setting up coal based thermal power plant.

Officials in the state government said that apart from power project, the company is keen on power distribution and transmission in the district.

The company has recently filed an Industrial Entrepreneurial Memorandum with center government for power project in Junagadh of Saurashra region. The company has also sought government’s permission for power generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

Sources in state’s energy department said that a proposal for power project has been forwarded by L&T Power and details of the project are being worked out. The company as it is also developing Sutrapada port in Saurashtra. Recently Gujarat Maritime Board issued letter of intent to L&T for developing Sutrapada port which is close to Junagadh.

As per report, L&T also proposes to build two bulk cargo handling berths and breakwaters during phase I of the project which is estimated to cost INR 670 crore. The total capacity of this port will be 5.6 million tonnes. At present, the company is preparing detailed project report for its port project.

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