MUMBAI (TIP): Avantha group company Avantha Power and Infrastructure Ltd has synchronised the first unit of 600 MW in its Raigarh, Chhattisgarh project, through its whollyowned subsidiary Korba West Power Company Ltd. The company’s generation capacity stands at 626.19 MW with the commissioning. Avantha Power and Infrastructure Ltd (APIL) is part of the Rs 25,000-crore ($4 billion) Avantha group. APIL began construction in August 2010 and executed the project in 38 months. BHEL supplied the boiler, turbine and generator equipment for the project. APIL has another 1,860 MW under various stages of construction and an additional 1,320 MW under planning. Gautam Thapar, Founder and Chairman of the Avantha Group, in a statement said APIL’s subsidiary, Korba West Power Company Ltd, signed the fuel supply agreement (FSA) with South Eastern Coal Ltd (SECL) in August 2013 for feeding the plant with uninterrupted coal supply. APIL’s Chief Operating Officer K. N. Neelkant said the company is going ahead with its plans for adding to the installed capacity. A second thermal power plant of 1260 MW is also under various stages of construction at Seoni, near Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, through the company’s project at Jhabua Power Ltd. APIL has a plant at Malanpur, Madhya Pradesh, with an installed capacity of 26 MW, and will have a total installed capacity of 3806 MW once all the projects achieve commercial operations.

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