220 MW gas-fired plant approved in India

GAIL India Ltd, the country's biggest gas marketing company, has received environmental clearance to build a 220 MW combined cycle gas-based power plant at Raigad in Maharashtra, India.

The project, which was approved by the Environmental Impact Assessment Authority is expected to cost $16m (R1028 crore).
GAIL plans to set up the combined cycle gas based power plant within the existing LPG plant boundary. Electricity generated at the plant will be sold to Maharashtra.

GAIL has appointed Tractebel Engineering Pvt Ltd as consultant for preparation of a Detail Feasibility Report (DFR).

According to the company's proposal, natural gas requirement for use in the proposed project would be about 1 million standard cubic meters per day.

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