Project News Details
Commissioning of Unit II of KNPP
Government has received request from Government of Tamil Nadu to expedite early commissioning of Unit II of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) and make it fully operational.
The second unit of Kudankulam project (KKNPP-2 - 1000 MW) was connected to the grid on August 29, 2016 and has since been generating infirm (non commercial) power. Thereafter, the unit power was raised in steps in line with regulatory clearances and it reached its full power of 1000 MW on January 21, 2017. It has generated about 1325 Million Units of electricity (upto January 23, 2017) since its connection to grid.
There was no displacement involved at Kudankulam and the persons whose land was acquired were paid compensation as finalised by the state government. Preference has been given to Project Affected Persons in employment in Grade C & D posts and in employment with project contractors.
In respect of employment of other local people, direct employment in NPCIL of posts to be filled on regional basis have been filled as per guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel & Training. In addition large numbers of local people have been employed with contractors.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
Punj Lloyd wins Haldia Refinery EPCC Package from IOC
Diversified global conglomerate, Punj Lloyd has announced receiving a lump-sum turnkey contract for the EPCC Package 2 at Haldia Refinery, West Bengal from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) for a value of Rs 1094 crore.
The scope of work for the project involves the Residual Process Design, Detailed Engineering including HAZOP study, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the Sulphur Block comprising the Sulphur Refinery Unit (SRU), Amine Regeneration Unit (ARU), the Sou...
L&T Bags 1700 Cr. International EPC Order for 400 MW Gas Based Power Plant in Bangladesh
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has received an order valued at around 1700 Crores from Marubeni Corporation, Japan, for setting up the Bibiyana III 400 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant Project of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
BPDB awarded the EPC contract for setting up the 400 MW gas based power plant project to Marubeni Corporation of Japan, which in turn awarded the EPC sub-contract to L&T on turnkey basis. This plant will be located at Nabiganj Upzila in H...
IOC Planning Petrochemical Plant in Iran
As per the reports in the media, Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) is planning to build USD 3 billion petrochemicals plant in Iran which will have access to cheap natural gas as its feedstock.
India is planning investments in energy infrastructure in Iran. This includes ports and upstream gas production.
IOC is looking at petrochemicals to drive growth. The company is planning an investment of around USD 4.5 billion in coming years to expand its business.