Bhushan Steel West Bengal project

From Global Energy Monitor

Bhushan Steel West Bengal project is a proposed 1000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station by Bhushan Steel for West Bengal, India.


The project is proposed for West Bengal, but the exact location has not been announced. The map below shows the location of West Bengal, India.

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On its website Bhushan Steel posted a brief response to an article in the Economic Times reporting that it was considering a MoU with West Bengal government to establish a 2 million tonne per annum steel plant with a 1,000 MW thermal power project in West Bengal, via its subsidiary Bhushan Energy. Bhushan Steel's Manaing Director, Neeraj Singal, told Economic Times that "we have identified the location for the projects and it will be near a coal pit head. Talks are also on for a captive coal block.” The website stated that "BSL is already implementing an INR 5,000 crore steel project with capacity of producing 2.2 million tonne of steel in Orissa and the 1st phase of the project of 500,000 tonnes capacity will be completed by March 2007 and the whole project should be completed by 2009."[1]

As of August 2015 Bhushan Steel's website page for its energy subsidiary makes no mention of the West Bengal project,[2] and there are no permits listed on the India MoEF website.

Project Details

Sponsor: Bhushan Steel
Location: West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22.986757, 87.854975 (approximate)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1000 MW
Projected in service:
Coal Type:
Coal Source:
Estimated annual CO2: 5,913,701 tons
Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. Bhushan Steel, "New Initiatives", Bhushan Steel website, accessed June 2014.
  2. Bhushan Steel, "Bhushan Energy Ltd", Bhushan Steel website, accessed June 2014.

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