50 MW LNG project in Andaman to be built by NTPC

NTPC has already built a 5 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Andaman and Nicobar and is going to establishing another 25 MW project with battery backup

GN Bureau | January 3, 2019


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the 50 Mega Watt liquefied natural gas (LNG) based power project in south Andaman.

 
The Rs 387.80 crore-plant will take around 18 months to be operational.
 
NTPC Limited’s 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 high speed diesel (HSD) to be sourced from floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) and HSD to be sourced from IOCL existing depot at Andaman and Nicobar as per requirement.
 
Ministry of power has entrusted NTPC with the responsibility of providing clean and environmentally sustainable power solutions for these islands. NTPC has already set up a 5 MW solar PV at Andaman and Nicobar and is in the process of establishing another 25 MW solar PV project with battery backup.
 
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.

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