India to Build 50 MW LNG Power Project in Andaman

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 6, 2019

Photo:  NTPC Ltd

Photo: NTPC Ltd

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the 50 Mega Watt liquefied natural gas (LNG) based power project in south Andaman. The will take around 18 months to be operational.

NTPC Limited’s wholly-owned subsidiary NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) will build the plant which is expected to improve the quality of life of the residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and boost the economic development.

The plant shall be operational through Dual Fuel — LNG or HSD to be sourced from Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) and High Speed Diesel (HSD) to be sourced from Indian Oil Corporations (IOCL) existing depot at Andaman and Nicobar as per requirement, an NTPC statement said.

Government of India through Ministry of Power has entrusted NTPC with the responsibility of providing clean and environmentally sustainable power solutions for these islands.

"LNG is a cleaner fuel which shall help preserve the natural beauty of Andaman and Nicobar islands while meeting the base load requirements of the islands. This plant shall be equipped with State-of-the-Art Air, Water and Noise Pollution Control Systems to minimize environmental impact," it said.

NTPC is the largest Power Utility of the country. Company generates power through its coal, gas, solar, hydro and wind power stations at various locations across the country with an installed capacity of more than 53000 MW.

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