Singareni sign MoU with NTPC for the supply of 68.5 lakh tonnes of coal per annum for setting up a new thermal power plant in Telangana
Singareni-NTPC agreement to supply 68.5 lakh tonnes of coal per annum
Singareni coal supply to new Telangana Thermal Power Plant (NTPC)
Construction of 1600 MW Telangana plant at Ramagundam NTPC plant itself
Singareni coal supply from April 2022 onwards
Singareni has agreed to supply 68.5 lakh tonnes of coal per annum to the 1600 MW (2I800) Telangana NTPC plant (Ramagundam) under construction in the first phase as part of the 4,000 MW new NTPC plant sanctioned by the Central Government to Telangana in the wake of state partition. The agreement was reached on Wednesday (November 10) at the Singareni Bhavan in Hyderabad in the presence of the top brass of the two companies.
The agreement was signed by NTPC Chief General Manager Shri Sunil Kumar, Singareni Executive Director (Coal Moment) Shri J. Alvin, General Manager (Coordination and Marketing) Shri K. Surya Narayana and NTPC Additional General Manager Shri Sanjeev.
Although they initially allocated coal for the 1600 MW plant at NTPC Ramagundam premises in the first phase as part of the construction of 4,000 MW NTPC plants allotted to the state of Telangana, they have been proactive in procuring coal from the available Singareni company for a few decades, with the quality of their plants being available.
Telangana State NTPC Chief General Manager Shri Sunil Kumar said, “We have decided to procure coal from Singareni for the entire 4,000 MW plant, apart from this plant, as it is providing coal and contributing to uninterrupted power generation.” He said construction of their 1600 MW plant would be completed by April next year (2022) and they would receive coal from Singareni from February, just before synchronization.
Speaking on the occasion, ED (Coal Movement) Shri J. Alvin said that Singareni is supplying coal not only to NTCP Ramagundan but also to NTPC centers in other states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. They are arranging to supply about 20,000 tonnes of coal per day.
General Manager (Coordination and Marketing) Shri K. Suryanarayana said that 85 per cent of the power generated from the 1600 MW plant undertaken by NTPC to meet the needs of the state of Telangana will be used for the needs of the state and he was happy to supply coal to the plant through his company.
He said that taking coal locally would reduce the cost of production so that the state of Telangana could get electricity at a cheaper price. Of the total 4,000 MW Telangana NTPC plant, they are ready to supply coal to the remaining 2400 MW plant.
The event was attended by Singareni DGM (Marketing) Shri Marepally Venkateshwarlu, Additional Manager Shri Mahender Reddy, Chief Liaison Officer Shri B. Mahesh, NTPC Additional GMs Shri Prem Kumar, Shri Shinde, Senior Manager Shri Gali Sundar and others.