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NTPC to set up power plants in Nigeria, Srilanka

NTPC to set up power plants in Nigeria, Srilanka
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First Published: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 04 50 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 04 50 PM IST
Vadodara: National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), the country’s largest power utility, is likely to set up power plants in Nigeria and Srilanka, a top NTPC official said.
“Proposal is being pursued with the Federal Government of Nigeria for setting up coal and gas based power plants in Nigeria and sourcing of gas for NTPC’s plants in India,” chairman and managing director, NTPC, RS Sharma said on Saturday after his visit to 648MW gas based power plant at Jhanor, about 100km from here.
Two 250MW coal based power plant in Trincomalee region in Srilanka will be set up for which site is being identified and a joint venture Ceylon Electricity Company is under finalization, Sharma said.
NTPC is exploring possibility of setting up new coal power project, taking up R&M of old stations and also sourcing of field in Kazakshtan, he said.
It is also pursuing coal blocks amongst NTPC, RNRL, SAIL, NMDC and CIL for sourcing coking coal and thermal coal from abroad for which International Coal Venture Pvt Ltd was incorporated on 20May this year.
The Joint Venture (JV) will explore various opportunities in Australia, Mozambique, Indonesia and Canada etc, Sharma said.
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First Published: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 04 50 PM IST