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Essar Power completes Rs. 8,000-crore capex cycle for 2×600 MW Mahan Power Project

Essar Power completes Rs. 8,000-crore capex cycle for 2×600 MW Mahan Power Project

With the commissioning of the Mahan power plant project’s second 600 MW unit, Essar Power in a press released announced the completion of the Rs 8,000-crore capex programme for 2×600 MW Mahan power plant.  The company further announced that both these units of the project are operational and supported by an end-to-end raw material sourcing and evacuation infrastructure. Harbin Electric has designed the second unit. The second unit will used domestic coal from pithead mines in the region. The press release stated that the  project will provide direct employment to about 250 people, and indirect employment to around 1,250 more, thus spurring ancillary development in the area.

The company also announced completion of Gajra Behra railway siding to receive both domestic coal from pithead mines, as well as imported coal. This railway siding can handle, at its peak, up to three rakes per day. Since this railway siding is just 18 km away from the facility, it will reduce the transportation distance by about 90%, and will also help in curbing pollution. The company also announced the completion of the 400 kV transmission line which is part of the s part of the Inter State Transmission System of Power Grid.


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