Avantha Power synchronises 600 mw unit of Raigarh plant
Oct 09 2013 , New Delhi
"Avantha Power & Infrastructure announced synchronisation of its first unit of 600 MW in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh through its wholly owned subsidiary Korba West Power Company Limited," the company said in a statement.
In the first stage of commissioning, the plant is synchronised or fired on oil to test whether all the main and ancillary equipment are functioning properly.
After successful operation in the first stage, it is fired on coal and thus declared commissioned.
"The company began construction for the project in August 2010 and executed the project in 38 months," the statement said, adding BHEL supplied the boiler, turbine, and generator for the plant.
The company has 1,860 MW projects under various stages of construction and an additional 1,320 MW are under planning.
"With this milestone, the company progresses towards our vision of achieving a market position based on solid execution, growth and accomplishment. I am confident that it will continue to deliver the best possible results for all stakeholders, today and in the future," Gautam Thapar, Founder and Chairman of the Avantha Group said in the statement.
Korba West Power Company Limited signed the Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) with South Eastern Coal Limited (SECL) in August 2013 for feeding the plant with uninterrupted coal supply.