Tangedco is planning a 800 MW thermal power plant at North Chennai Thermal Plant complex in dist. Tiruvallur on 250 acres of land. The Union ministry of environment and forests issued environment clearance for this project on January 20’16. Of the two tenders, one has been given to BHEL, will be responsible for installing boiler, turbine and generator. For civil work, a techno-commercial bid was opened on January 18 and it is under evaluation. The total cost of the new unit is 6,376 crore and is expected to be commissioned in August 2019.
Extracted from TNN, Jan 30,’16