The project involves setting up of 2×600 MW and 3×800 MW Imported Coal Based THERMAL POWER PLANT at village s Kottatai, Ariyagoshti, Villianallur & Silambimangalam, in Chidambaram Taluk, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. The land requirement will be 1181 acres. Cooling water requirement will be obtained from the Bay of Bengal by gravity through pipe line and further pumped through a seawater intake pumping system. Proposed cooling towers would operate with 1.3 Cycles of Concentration (COC). The blow down would be discharged deeper into the sea through a 1.5 km long marine diffuser. A 30 MLD desalination plant is proposed to meet fresh water demand. Reverse Osmosis (RO) rejects will be disposed through the same marine diffuser. The site elevation will be leveled to +2.2 m above the Mean Sea Level. The sulphur and ash content will be 0.2% Maximum and 6% respectively. Imported Coal from Indonesia will be used. River Vellar is located at a distance of 1.5 km  from the southern boundary of the proposed site. CRZ demarcation has been done by NIO, Visakhapatnam. Pichvaram mangroves are located at 8.0 km from the southern boundary of the proposed site. Public hearing was held out for 3600 MW

The project was considered for issuing Environment Clearance on Feb 15, 2010 and the Environment Clearance was issued on May 31, 2010

Contact :
IL&FS Ltd.
B-Block, Navins Presidium, 103, 4th FloorAminjikarai Nelsom Manickam Road, Chennai 600029 Tamil Nadu