The Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, has laid the foundation stone of a 50 MW LNG-based power project on 30 December 2018 at Hope Town, South Andaman.
The 50 MW LNG-based power plant, to be established by a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited – NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), is expected to significantly improve the quality of life of the residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and give a boost to economic development in the area. To be set up at cost of Rs. 387.80 Crore, the plant will take approx. 18 months to be operational after the awarding of the work.
The plant shall operate utilising dual fuel – LNG or HSD will be sourced from the nearby Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) and High Speed Diesel (HSD) will be sourced from Indian Oil Corporation’s (IOCL) existing Depot at Andaman and Nicobar as per requirement.
Shri Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Communication and Minister of State for Railways; Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) Lt. Governor; Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and dignitaries from the Union Territory were present on the occasion. Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, Officials from Electricity Department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ministry of Power, NTPC and NVVN were present during the programme.
The government of India, through the 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.
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