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India Extends Bidding Dateline For Odisha, Tamil Nadu UMPPs

The last date for submission of request for qualification (RFQ) 4,000-MW each ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) in Odisha and Tamil Nadu are extended by a fortnight to attract more competent players, reports said.

For Bhedabahal project in Odisha and Cheyyur power plant in Tamil Nadu, the last date has been extended up to November 25 and November 28 respectively. Earlier, the last date for RFQ submission was November 11.

RFQ is the first stage of bidding, which is followed by submission of price bids. Each of the mega projects that would cost nearly Rs.24,000 crore are expected to be allotted by February.

So far, companies such as Tata Power, NHPC, NTPC, Sterlite, JSPL and JSW, among others have purchased………Read more: http://www.rttnews.com/2218729/india-extends-bidding-dateline-for-odisha-tamil-nadu-umpps.aspx?type=in&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=sitemap

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Land Acquisition Hurdles Make Cheyyur UMPP Riskier

PRESS RELEASE

Land Acquisition Hurdles Make Cheyyur UMPP Riskier

Villagers warned investors considering the Cheyyur 4000 MW UMPP that the project’s lead agency, Power Finance Corporation, was underplaying significant risks by not disclosing legal and land acquisition challenges it faces. Even as land acquisition proceedings for the port and power plant for the 4000 MW Cheyyur UMPP are facing allegations of fraud, farmers owning land for the coal conveyor corridor from port to plant have said they will not part with their lands. They were joined by farmers and others that make their living by farming and fishing on the poromboke lands and backwaters occupied by the project area in sending a letter to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister underscoring their refusal to part with their lands for the project. Land-owners and users have said this project will hurt their livelihoods and harm the rich water resources of the entire area. Water is more precious than electricity, and there are no alternatives to water, the villagers said. The project site includes 100 acres of waterbodies and backwaters, and is coming up in a taluk that has more than 80 irrigation tanks and rich groundwater.

Speaking at a press conference in Chennai a day before a briefing by Power Finance Corporation for potential investors in the city, farmers warned investors that this project will not take off. Besides the power plant, port site and ash pond, the project requires at least 200 acres of land for which no acquisition proceedings have begun. This includes crucial components such as railway siding, road access from NH45 and the 6.5 km corridor for constructing coal conveyor belt, and for bringing process water from the sea and returning effluents to the sea. This corridor is to pass through dense agricultural and horticultural lands in Vilambur and Gangadevankuppam villages covering a total of 50 acres.

The land acquisition for the port is fraudulent because the land being acquired was expressly rejected as unsuitable by several Governmental teams, activists say. Meanwhile, with owners of the land for the coal conveyor corridor refusing to part with their land, the project is likely to be a still-born as it will have no way of transporting the coal from the port to the plant.

Cheyyur residents told investors to verify allegations and review the risks before sinking their money in the project.

For more information, contact: K. Saravanan – 9176331717

Community Environmental Monitoring

No. 92, Thiruvalluvar Nagar 3rd Cross,

Besant Nagar, Chennai 600 090

‘Pass through’ test begins with Odisha, Cheyyur UMPPs

SUMMARYThe project award process, starting with the pre-application conference today, can revitalise the power sector

The power sector is suddenly brimming with newfound energy with the government clearing bidding norms that allow ‘pass through’ of the rise in fuel costs.

The process for awarding ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) is starting today with a pre-application conference for two projects of 4,000 MW each, in Odisha and Cheyyur, Tamil Nadu. According to the schedule fixed by the government, the projected dates for signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) are March 27, 2014 for Odisha and March 28 for Cheyyur. The evaluation of the bids and the award of both the projects will be completed in February. If all goes as scheduled, the total number of UMPPs awarded would become six—four projects have been awarded since the UMPP initiative began in 2005-06.  Read more…..http://www.financialexpress.com/news/-pass-through-test-begins-with-odisha-cheyyur-umpps/1182511/0

Invitation for pre-qualification and Request for Qualification issued

The Global Invitation for pre-qualification and the Request For Qualification for Power Purchase Agreement for Development and Operation  of Cheyyur UMPP were issued on 26th September, 2013 and are available for download from the Resources section or from the links below:

Request for Qualification:-

http://www.pfcindia.com/writereaddata/WhatsNew/CTNPL_RFQ_UMPP_26-Sep-13.pdf

Global Invitation for pre-qualification:-

http://www.pfcindia.com/writereaddata/userfiles/file/UMPP/RFQNOticeCheyyur_26092013.pdf

RFQs issued for Bedabahal and Cheyyur UMPPs

UMPPs to be developed under PPP mode on DBFOT basis

Request for Qualification (RFQ) for two ultra mega power projects (UMPP) proposed in Orissa and Tamil Nadu have been invited, as per the recently approved new standard bidding documents (SBDs). Both the UMPPs will be implemented through public, private, partnership (PPP) route on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis. The last date for submission of pre qualification bids for both the projects is 11 November 2013. Read more……http://www.cmie.com/kommon/bin/sr.php?kall=wclrdhtm&nvdt=20130926143347880&nvpc=099000000000&nvtype=TIDINGS