Videocon to invest $5 billion on building three power projects

Videocon to invest $5 billion on building three power projects
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Dec 26 2007. 12 42 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Dec 26 2007. 12 42 PM IST
New Delhi: Consumer electronic maker Videocon Industries on Wednesday said it will set up thermal power projects aggregating 5,000 MW in Gujarat, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh along with a international player.
The company plans to invest $5 billion on building three power plants.
The firm said it would foray into the sector by setting up a 1,600 MW imported coal-based power plant in Gujarat and has invited bids from global EPC contractors for this purpose.
“Videocon Industries through its SPV, Pipavava Energy Pvt Ltd has decided to set up 2x800 MW imported coal-based super critical thermal power project near Pipavav port in Gujarat,” the company said in an advertisement.
Contractors for the project, to be implemented on a single turnkey basis, would be selected through international competitive bidding, it added.
The last date for submission of bids is June 9, 2008.
Videocon Industries is a $5 billion group with presence in energy, oil and gas and coal mining verticals.
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