NEW DELHI: Country’s largest power producer NTPC invited bids for supply of five million tonnes (MT) of imported coal to be utilised for 13 power plants.
The fuel will be procured through international competitive bidding.
The bidding documents for all the packages will be on sale from April 4 till April 25, according to the company.
NTPC imported about 16 MT of coal in the financial year ended March, 2012.
State-run NTPC has sought 2.50-MT overseas coal for two projects in Orissa, one each in West Bengal and Bihar. They are 460-MW Talchar thermal and 3,000-MW Talcher Kaniha (both in Orissa), 2,100-MW Farakka (West Bengal) and 2,340-MW Kahalgaon (Bihar) plants.
The company will import 0.9 MT coal for 1,500-MW Simhadri and 2,600-MW Ramagundam projects in Andhra Pradesh.
Further, it has invited bids for 0.9-MT imported coal for 1,820-MW Dadri, 2,000-MW Rihand, 2,000-MW Singrauli, 460- MW Tanda, 1,050-MW Unchahar (all in Uttar Pradesh) and 3,260- MW Vindhyachal (Madhya Pradesh) plants.
NTPC would also require 0.7 MT imported coal for 2,600-MW Korba and 2,160-MW Sipat projects (both in Chattisgarh).
In the current fiscal, the company is expected to require about 160 MT of coal to fire its plants.
NTPC has an installed generation capacity of 37,014 MW and expects to add about 4,000 MW this fiscal.