Third 500 MW Unit at NTPC- Simhadri Attains Full Load
11th Sep, 2011
Power Sector in India shall grow at a fast pace with rapid capacity addition said Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power while declaring the commercial operation of third 500 MW Unit on attaining Full Load at NTPC- Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station today at Vishakhapatnam in the presence of Shri V.Vasant Kumar, Minister for Tourism & Culture, Archaeology & Museums, Archives & Youth Services & Sports, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Arup Roy Choudhury ,CMD NTPC, Directors of NTPC ,eminent leaders and citizens of Andhra Pradesh. Shri Shinde said all efforts are being made to reduce T& D losses to curb energy shortages to reach power to all , he added that the interest of all those giving land for the power projects will be protected.
Simhadri project is the first coastal based coal fired thermal power project of NTPC with state -of -the art control and instrumentation systems. With commercial operation of Unit # 3 the installed capacity of the station has risen to 1500 MW. Stage II of the station shall supply power to states of Southern Region.
The first 500 MW Unit of the project was synchronized in record time of 39 months and second unit also came on stream ahead of schedule which is a benchmark for green field project of this size in India. It is the first project in Asia to bag the coveted IPMA Award in 2005 for project implementation.
Simhadri Project has the biggest sea water intake well in India has been installed inside Bay of Bengal to draw sea Water for Condenser Cooling and ash disposal. The Natural draft cooling Towers of 165 Mt height each are the biggest in Asia and sixth tallest in the world.
Southern Region of NTPC has total installed capacity of 4450 MW and ongoing projects of 2500 MW. The region has new projects of 10370 MW and 145 MW renewable projects in pipeline.
NTPC is the largest power utility of the country with an installed capacity of 34854 MW is working on basket of new projects of more than 40,000 MW for implementation.
NTPC generated 220.54BUs of electricity during 2010-11 contributing 27.19% of total electricity generated in India with 17.76% share of country’s total installed capacity. The company crossed Rs. 50,000 crore mark for net sales in the last financial year with audited profit after tax for the year 2010-11 Rs. 9102.59 crore and total income of Rs. 57407.30 crore.
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