Tuticorin Thermal Power Station

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Tuticorin Thermal Power Station
Tuticorin Thermal Power Station is located in Tamil Nadu
Tuticorin Thermal Power Station
Location of the Tuticorin Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu
Country India
Location Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 8°45′51″N 78°10′36″E / 8.76417°N 78.17667°E / 8.76417; 78.17667Coordinates: 8°45′51″N 78°10′36″E / 8.76417°N 78.17667°E / 8.76417; 78.17667
Status Operational
Commission date Unit 1: July 9, 1979
Unit 2: December 17, 1980
Unit 3: April 16, 1982
Unit 4: February 11, 1992
Unit 5: March 31, 1991
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Bituminous coal
Power generation
Units operational 5 × 210 MW
Nameplate capacity 1,050 MW

Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (Tamil: தூத்துக்குடி அனல் மின் நிலையம்) is a power plant situated near newport of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, India, on the sea shore of Bay of Bengal.

It has 5 units with a total installed capacity of 1,050 MW and spread over 160 hectares (400 acres). All the unit are coal based. Coal is transported by sea through ship Coal transported by ship is given to crushers which crush the coal particles to 10-20mm dia.The crushed coal is fed to coal grinding mills with bowl roller via coal bunkers.The powdered coal is given to pulverisered and to furnace through forced draft fans.There are four mills around the furnace as well as oil injecting nozzles from oil storage for tangential firing. Haldia, Paradeep, Vizag Port to TTPS.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Tuticorin Power Station" (PDF). tangedco.gov.in. 
  2. ^ "TTTPS". infraline.com. 

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