Published On : Sat, Jan 17th, 2015

Ninth unit of Koradi power plant becomes functional

Nagpur: The 3X660 MW Koradi expansion project unit-9 boiler light up activity was successfully completed on Tuesday evening. On the occasion, energy minister of Maharashtra Chandrashekhar Bawankule gave command to boiler light up from control room. Unit-9 is expected to be synchronized in May 2015.

This unit is expected to start generating at its expected to start generating at its full capacity in August 2015. Also, unit no. 10 boiler light up of this project is expected in months of March 2015. It was expected on this occasion that after commissioning of units no. 8, 9 and 10 of Koradi expansion project, Mahagenco will be able to fulfill the increasing power demand.

Total installed capacity of Koradi expansion projects after commissioning of all the three units of 660 MW shall be 1980 MW. All the three units are progressing rapidly and will be commissioned in a phased manner. Unit 8 boiler light up activity was already completed on September 11, 2014 successfully. Presently steam blowing activity is in progress and as per planning. Unit 8 is expected to be synchronized in March 2015. Unit 8 and 9 are planned to be commissioned by August 2015 thereby establishing 1320 MW of power generation capacity. The remaining third unit of 660 MW will be commissioned in first quarter of 2015-16 thereby establishing full 1980 MW power for Maharashtra.

This project is having super critical technology based unit for the first time in Mahagenco. This plant has higher operating efficiency and coal consumption will be lower, thus shall help in keeping the pollution levels in control and maintain the balance of environment. Boiler, turbine and generator at this project is based on Japanese technology for which the works were undertaken by M/s L&T. The balance of plant works are undertaken by M/s Lanco.

Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule congratulated to all officials, engineers and technicians of Koradi project.
For achieving this milestone, Mahagenco”s managing director Bipin Shrimali congratulated all engineers, officers, technicians and employees of 3X660 MW Koradi expansion project.