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May 1, 2014 Last Updated at 15:56 IST
The Power Ministry is evaluating a site in Bihar for setting up a 4,000 MW ultra mega power project and has approached the Coal Ministry for allocation of a nearest coal block for the thermal plant. “We are considering a site in Bihar to set up a 4,000 MW UMPP. Land has been identified, water is available and we have even written to the Ministry of Coal on allocating a nearest coal block,” a Power Ministry official told PTI without divulging the name of the location. However, according to sources, the proposed plant is likely to be fed coal from a mine either in Jharkhand or Odisha.
List of bidders includes NTPC Ltd, Tata Power, NHPC, Adani Power, JSW Energy and Jindal Power, among others
Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the power ministry’s arm managing the bidding for ultra mega power projects (UMPPs), on Monday said it had shortlisted all the 17 initial bidders for two such projects of 4,000-Megawatt each, to come up in Odisha and Tamil Nadu.
“Based on evaluation, all the nine applicants for the Odisha UMPP and eight applicants for the Cheyyur UMPP which have applied for requests for qualification (RFQs) have been shortlisted for issuance of requests for proposal,” PFC said.
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Odisha, Tamil Nadu UMPPs attract bids from 12 companies
As many as 12 companies, including Tata Power, Adani Power, Vedanta and state-run NTPC, are in the fray for two proposed ultra mega power projects in Odisha and Tamil Nadu.
Five companies have shown interest in the Odisha UMPP and seven utilities have lined up for the Cheyyur UMPP in Tamil Nadu, according to sources who did not provide a break-up of the bids.
UMPPs are large power projects that use domestic or imported coal. Each has a capacity of about 4,000 MW and requires an estimated investment of Rs 20,000 crore.
Other bidders include Jindal Steel & Power and a consortium of NHPC, BHEL and Singareni Collieries Company, the sources said.