Monday, July 21, 2008

Tata Buy Bhutan power

Why nobody interested in such minimal damage projects in India

Tata Power buys 26 per cent stake in Bhutan power project

Mumbai: Tata Power Co Ltd has acquired a 26 per cent stake in Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd (DGPC) - the 114 MW run-of-the-river Dagachhu hydroelectric power project - being developed by the Bhutan government.

The project will be executed through a special purpose vehicle, Dagachhu Hydro Power Corp Ltd (DHPC), it said.

''We are happy to work with the Royal Government of Bhutan on the Dagachhu Hydro Electric Power project. This partnership consists of equity participation and offtake of power by the company and Tata Power Trading Company Ltd respectively,'' said Prasad Menon, managing director of Tata Power.

Tata Power Trading has agreed to purchase all the power generated from the project and Tata Power Trading will offtake power from the project for a period of 25 years. The power will be delivered at India-Bhutan Border.

21 July 2008
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Oil cos seek review of eco clearance norms

This is what is called Corporate concern for Environment
Oil cos seek review of eco clearance norms

Sanjay Jog
Posted online: Friday , July 18, 2008 at 01:30 hrs
Updated On: Friday , July 18, 2008 at 01:30 hrs
After the power companies, its the turn of oil companies to make a strong argument in favour of amendments to the existing environment clearance guidelines.
In their recent presentation to the petroleum ministry, IOC, BPCL, HPCL, BRPL, MRPL and NRL have said existing guidelines should be eased out in a serious bid to achieve the timely completion of various projects.
These companies have suggested that the terms of reference (ToR) and the methodology for the environment impact assessment (EIA) study should be standardised for different categories of industry and projects.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

ABB wins INR 295 crore orders from JSW power plant

July 03, 2008

ABB wins orders for JSW power plant

It is reported that ABB in India has won orders worth INR 295 crore to provide power solutions for JSW Energy for its upcoming 1200 MW thermal power plant in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

The orders are for a range of power solutions including, electrical balance of plant, 400kV gas insulated switchgear substation and generator transformers.

Mr Biplab Majumder country manager & MD of ABB India said that "We are proud of our long standing partnership with the JSW Group. With this order we continue to build on this relationship. ABB’s power products and systems will ensure safe and reliable operation of the plant while optimizing energy consumption of the equipment."

ABB’s solutions for the project comprise several leading edge power technologies for improved system efficiency. The modular environmental business opportunities program solution for 300MW generating units will provide optimized and integrated solutions for complete plant electricals including shunt reactors, bus ducts, control and relay panels, MV and LT switchgear, other auxiliary systems and four 20kV generator circuit breakers, thus providing a further boost towards GCB scheme usages by thermal power plants in India.

The 400kV GIS substation will provide substantial space saving due to its compact design. With all live parts enclosed and protected against negative influences the gas insulated switchgear ensures enhanced operational reliability and safety.

ABB’s scope of delivery also includes 20/420 kV generator transformers. ABB’s transformers are designed and manufactured for high reliability, reduced life cycle costs and optimized electrical design for minimized losses.