TRF to supply coal handling plant to Mahagenco project
TRF Ltd will supply the coal handling plant for Mahagenco's
2x500 mw Bhusawal thermal power expansion project in Jalgaon district. The
order, valued at the Rs 96.16 crore, was placed by Tata Projects Ltd, the
balance of plant (BoP) contractor.
Speaking to Projectmonitor, R.C. Nandrajog, Executive Director, TRF, said that
the order involved design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing
and commissioning of the 1,500 tph (tonnes per hour) coal handling plant on
turnkey basis. Major equipment to be supplied include three sets of wagon
tipplers with side-arm charges, three sets of apron feeders with dribble
conveyors, and two sets of crushers and screens. A stacker-cum-reclaimer and
belt conveyors will also form part of the equipment.
Work on the Bhusawal expansion project is currently in the initial stages. The
order for the main plant package has been placed on Bharat Heavy Electricals
Ltd. Mandatory clearances are in place and land for the project is already in
possession. The first unit of 500 mw is scheduled to complete by August 2010,
followed by the second in December 2010.
The Bhusawal plant is one of the oldest power generating stations of Mahagenco
that began operations in July 1968 with one unit of 62.5 mw. Two units of 210 mw
each were added between 1979 and 1982, taking the total capacity of the power
plant to 482.5 mw.
[January 14-20, 2008]