Chettinad plans 100MW captive power plant as part of its cement project in Maharashtra


Updated Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

India: Chettinad Cement has proposed setting up a 100MW captive power plant (CPP) as a part of its 4Mt/yr cement plant in Solapur district in Maharashtra.

The proposed CPP, comprising two units of 50MW each, would require 600,000t/yr of coal. Of the total requirement, 70% would be imported coal and the remaining 30% would be indigenous coal procured from the open market. Until the 100MW CPP is commissioned, the 34.4MW power requirement of the cement plant will be met by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB).

The US$121m project is has been conceived by Chettinad Cement with a view to entering the western and central markets of the country and in turn have a pan-Indian presence.