Rampur coal plant

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Rampur coal plant was a proposed 1,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Maharashtra, India.

Location

The map below shows the village of Rampur, but not the exact location of the project:

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Background

The power station was planned by Finolex for Rampur, in the Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra.[1] Maharashtra is among India’s most industrialized states, and representatives say they are seeking to make the state an "attractive investment destination" for manufacturers to maintain its primacy in the sector.[2]

In 2008, news items reported that Finolex Cables planned to set up a 1000 MW coal plant on land held by its sister company, Finolex Industries. The project would come on the heels of a 43 MW captive coal plant at Finolex's PVC manufacturing plant in Ranagiri. Under the plan for the 1000 MW plant, Finolex would convert its fair-weather port into an all-season port, allowing coal to be imported from Indonesia.[3]

In 2011, news reports stated that Finolex was in talks with Chinese and Indian companies to sell its stake in the project.[4] In the absence of subsequent reports on the project, it appears to have been abandoned.

Project Details

Sponsor: Finolex
Location: Rampur village, Chiplun taluk, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
Coordinates: 17.53, 73.52 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Capacity: 1000 MW
Type:
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Indonesia
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Resources

References

  1. "Western Ghats" Environmental Information Centre, accessed Oct. 2011.
  2. Makarand Gadgil, "R-Power wants to scrap Raigad power project" Wall Street Journal, Sep. 10, 2011.
  3. Promit, Mukherjee, "Cables to spearhead Finolex power foray," DNA, May 14, 2008
  4. "Finolex Cables eyes JV partner for thermal plant at Ratnagiri," Prospering Indian Power Sector (blog), August 9, 2011

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