ARS Metals Gummidipoondi captive power station

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ARS Metals Gummidipoondi captive power station is an operating power station of at least 60-megawatts (MW) in Eguvarpalayam, Gummidipoondi, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
ARS Metals Gummidipoondi captive power station Eguvarpalayam, Gummidipoondi, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India 13.423889, 80.066111 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3: 13.423889, 80.066111

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - subbituminous 60 circulating fluidized bed 2013
Unit 2 cancelled coal - subbituminous 135 subcritical
Unit 3 cancelled coal - subbituminous 350 supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 ARS Metals Pvt Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 ARS Metals Pvt Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 3 ARS Metals Pvt Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Indonesia
  • Permit(s): Form 1: 2014-03-03; Terms of Reference: 2014-09-18, 2011 – Environmental Clearance; Form 1: 2014-03-03; Terms of Reference: 2014-09-18

Background

ARS Metals has a captive power station of 60 MW in Gummidipoondi taluk, which has been in operation since August 2013.[1][2]

Expansion

In 2011 ARS Metals received Environmental Clearance for two units of 60 MW each, but ultimately built only one unit. In 2014 the company applied for a larger expansion plan, this time proposing to add a unit 2 of 180 MW and unit 3 of 300 MW - a proposed 480 MW expansion overall to their existing 60 MW power station.[3][4]

In September 2014 ARS received a terms of reference for unit 2 of 135 MW and unit 3 of 350 MW.[5] An EIA was submitted in July 2015.[1]

As of December 2019 the units have not received environmental clearance. Plans appear deferred or abandoned.

Financing

  • Source of financing: US$170,749,445 in equity from ARS Metals.

In April 2011, a financing agreement for the project was closed.[6] Information on funders and amounts is not available.

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "EIA," ARS Metals, July 2015
  2. "Evolution," ARS Group website, accessed June 2018
  3. Form 1 for ARS Metals, Application for Terms of Reference, MoEF, March 3, 2014.
  4. Form 1, ARS Metals, March 3, 2014
  5. "Terms of reference, India MoEF, Sep 18, 2014
  6. ARS_admin. "ARS Energy Evolution - ARS Energy Pvt. Ltd in Tamil Nadu". ARS Group. Retrieved 2020-11-23.

Additional data

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