$1.9bn coal fired unit to be built in India

Neyveli Lignite Corp (NLC) in a joint venture with government-owned Odisha PSU has unveiled plans to set up a 2000 MW coal fired power unit for INR100bn ($1.9bn) in Odisha state, India.

Powertechnology.com reports that the plant will be built in the vicinity of NLC's allocated coal blocks, Talabira-2 and Talabira-3, situated under the command area of Mahanadi Coalfields.

Odisha PSU has already signed MoUs with 29 independent power producers to set up coal plants in the region with a combined capacity of 37000 MW.

The plants are expected to be commissioned by 2013.

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