New Delhi: State-owned NLC India Sunday said it has achieved a critical milestone towards commissioning of 1,000 MW Neyveli New Thermal Power Project (NNTPP) by successfully conducting the boiler light-up test for the first unit with secondary fuel.
In a filing to the BSE, the company said that this is the first 500 MW lignite fired power plant in the country which can generate 10,00,000 units of power in one hour.
The power project will replace the existing more than five decades old TPS-I (600 MW) at Neyveli, it said.
"NLC India Limited has achieved a critical milestone towards commissioning its 1,000 MW (2X500 MW) of Neyveli New Thermal Power Project (NNTPP) by successfully conducting the boiler light-up test for the First unit with secondary fuel on December 28, 2018 at Neyveli," the company said.
The time for boiler hydro test and light up was scheduled for 6 months, but with the vigorous efforts, Unit-I boiler hydro test was completed on December 22, 2018 and boiler light up successfully conducted on Friday - within a span of 4 months against target of 6 months which itself is a big mile tone.
NLC India CMD Rakesh Kumar lighted up the boiler in the presence of functional directors Thangapandian, R Vikraman, Prabhakar Chowki and senior officials and executives of NNTPP.
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