Friday, September 25, 2009

Junagadh GIDC District News Samachar Gujarat India

JSW power plant in Junagadh, relocated to Dahej Bharuch District said Dhanuka.

The proposed coal-based 2400 MW power generation plant of in Simmar near Sajjan Jindal led JSW EnergyJunagadh district, has now been relocated to Dahej, in Southern Gujarat, a company official said today.

"The coal fired power plant proposed to come up at Simmar with an investment of Rs 10,000 crore has now been relocated to Dahej in district Bharuch," JSW Energy Senior Vice President VK Dhanuka said here today.

JSW Energy had signed two MoUs with the Government of Gujarat for setting up two power plants having generation capacity of 1,400 MW and 1000 MW respectively at Simmar in Junagadh.

The group had proposed to set up 2 X 800 MW power generation units in first phase, and later for capacity addition of another 800 MW in second phase of the project, he added.

"We have urged the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation to allocate us 1500 acres of land for our proposed power plant at Dahej," Dhanuka said.

According to a study conducted by experts it was found that Simmar was not an ideal location for developing a port, he added.

Since large quantity of coal is required its feasible to set up a power plant only nears a port.

But once Simmar was found unfeasible we decided to relocate the plant, Dhanuka said.

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