Barh Super Thermal Power Station
|Barh Super Thermal Power Station|
As seen from NH 30
|Commission date||October 2013|
|Thermal power station|
|Units operational||5 X 660 MW|
|Make and model||Technopromexport (TPE)
|Nameplate capacity||3,300 MW|
Barh Super Thermal Power Station or NTPC Barh is located in Barh in the Indian state of Bihar.  NTPC Barh is located barely four kilometres east of the Barh sub-division on National Highway-31 in Patna district. The project has been named a mega power project, and is owned by Indian energy company National Thermal Power Corporation.
The main power plant and the township is spread over an area of 1,186 acres.The legal possession of 1,186 acres of land has been acquired for setting up the main power plant and its township which includes 12 villages.
The then PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had laid the foundation stone of the main plant of stage-1 of NTPC Barh on March 6, 1999. The formal inauguration of its site office and laying of the foundation stone of the training centre at the plant site was done in September 2003. Former Union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had inaugurated the main plant house of stage-2 of NTPC Barh on May 29, 2006.
The plant is to produce 3,300MW of power at a cost of over Rs 26,000 crore. The total approved cost of stage-1 (660MWx3) has Rs 8,692.97 crore. The total approved cost of stage-2 (unit 1) plant is Rs 7,688.12 crore.
|Stage||Unit Number||Capacity (MW)||EPC Contractor||Date of Commissioning||Status|
|1st||1||660||Technopromexport||Delayed as Technoproexport is saying it has entered a loss-making contract and is asking for $570 million before it can fulfil its obligation to which NTPC objected.|
|2nd||4||660||Bharat Heavy Electricals||2013 November||Commissioned in 2013 November but commercial production yet to start as there are technical issue of multiple tube leakage which is yet to be resolved as of April 2014. This is the first 660 MW unit supplied by BHEL. Commercial operation starts in Nov 2014 after resolving faults.|
|5||660||Bharat Heavy Electricals||2015 March||Running |
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