The Group’s flagship 414 MW coal fired thermal plant is in the industrial state Tamil Nadu close to the ports of Ennore and Chennai.
The plant comprises four units on the same site. The first 77 MW unit commenced operations in 2010 followed by 77 MW Chennai II in 2011, 80 MW Chennai III in 2013 and 180 MW Chennai IV commencing in June 2015. The EPC for most units was done by our in-house EPC team and the operations are also managed by OPG’s own team.
All units have technology allowing them to use imported coal (typically Indonesian) or domestic (Indian) coal. Proximity to the ports provides additional flexibility in the procurement of imported or domestic coal. Further, the plant uses air cooling technology reducing water usage by over 90% and is OHSAS 18001:2007 certified for its occupational health and safety systems. All units have maintained compliance with environmental requirements.
Generation from this plant is sold principally to industrial and commercial customers at attractive tariffs. 74 MW (net) is contracted with Tamil Nadu state utility for 15 years until December 2029.
In addition, the Group has a 25.4 MW natural gas plant and a 10 MW heat plant in Tamil Nadu that are held as investments.