March 13, 2010

CESC to set up five thermal power plants

KOLKATA,13th March: CESC plans to set up five thermal power plants with a combined capacity of 5,000 MW over the next few years, with investments in the range of INR 20000 crore.At its 600 MW Haldia plant in West Bengal, CESC is facing land acquisition hurdles. Once the land acquisition is complete, it will take about 33 months for the project to be completed.Dhariwal Infrastructure a subsidiary of CESC is undertaking a 600 MW project at Chandrapur. This project is expected to be completed in another 34 months.The company is mulling to set up one thermal generation unit each in Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. By 2013, the company is hopeful of operationalising at least two of these three Greenfield projects.

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