Shinde to lay foundation stone of NTPC's 1000 MW project in AP

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New Delhi, Sept 15 (UNI) Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will tomorrow lay the foundation stone of NTPC's 1,000 MW Simhadri Super Thermal Power Project (Stage-ll) in Andhra Pradesh to be built with an estimated cost of Rs 5,038 crore.

The first 500 MW unit of the project shall be commissioned in 2010 and second in 2011, NTPC said in a statement today.

The 1,000 MW Simhadri Thermal Power Station is situated in Visakhapatnam. The first 500 MW unit (Stage-I) of the project has been commissioned in a record 39 months while the second 500 MW unit has also been commissioned in just 45 months time.

During the year 2004-05, the Simhadri station achieved a record plant load factor (PLF) of 92.72 per cent and stood at fourth position among the top 10 performing power stations of India.

Several Union Ministers including Dr Dasari Narayan Rao, Minister of State for Coal, Dr T Subbarami Reddy, Minister of State for Mines, K R Suresh Reddy, Speaker Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and others will be present on the occasion.

UNI

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