India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

The Environment Ministry of India has given Ramco Cements environmental clearance to expand its captive power plant (CPP) at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of approximately INR214.2m (US$3.18m).

Rambo proposed increasing the capacity of the CPP by adding 6MW turbines, taking total power generation from 42MW. Clearance for this project was granted subject to certain conditions, which include having to use coal with sulphur and ash content not exceeding 0.8 and 14 per cent, respectively, installing high-efficiency electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and controlling fugitive emission of fly ash.