Commissioning of 600 MW of RGTP project likely by Dec 2009

Commissioning of 600 MW of RGTP project likely by Dec 2009


Hissar: The first 600 MW unit of the 1,200 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project Khedar in Hisar, Haryana, is likely to be commissioned by December 2009, said a top official.

The other 600 MW capacity unit will come on bars in a period of 38 months, by March 2010 said, Haryana financial commissioner and principal secretary (Power), and chairman Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ashok Lavasa said. The project entails an investment of Rs4,297 crore.

Presiding the review meeting of the construction activities of the thermal project here today, he said the commissioning schedule is the shortest in India. A greenfield project of this magnitude takes at least 39 to 42 months for commissioning. However, for this project, an aggressive commissioning schedule of 35 to 38 months has been envisaged.

About 12% construction work of 275 meter stack, two cooling towers of 173 meter each, ponds of raw water and water demineralization ponds, coal handling plant ,roads, boundary wall, boiler installation, have already been completed by end of November.

The state would get 288 lakh units of electricity daily from these two units. The power generated here will be evacuated at 400 KV level for which a 400 KV substation would be constructed by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN). Work of land acquisition for the substation has already been initiated.