Dabhol power plant to generate 620 MW more by October

Mumbai: Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt Ltd (RGPPL) will double generation at the Dabhol power plant to over 1,200MW by the first week of October. The move will ease the severe power crisis being faced in Maharashtra, its chairman RK Goel, who is also GAIL director (finance), said.

Ratnagiri Gas & Power on Friday said the steam turbine of power block III will be put on stream, generating another 600-620 MW of power. This will bring current output to around 1,240 MW.

One gas turbine each of power block I and II are expected to be revived by the end of the year, when all the six gas turbines and three steam turbines would go on stream.

At full capacity the two power blocks should generate nearly 1,900 MW of power from April next year, RGPPL chairman RK Goel told the annual general meeting of the company.

''The LNG terminal without breakwater would be operational soon,'' RGPPL said in a release.

Goel said all the major marine-related contracts, except breakwater and capital dredging, have been awarded and the company is targeting to commission the LNG terminal in the early part of 2009.