Bodal captive coal plant

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Bodal captive coal plant is a power station under construction in Sakhya, Vagra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bodal captive coal plant Sakhya, Vagra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 21.802883, 72.853913 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 21.802883, 72.853913

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 construction coal - unknown 60 unknown 2024
Unit 2 construction coal - unknown 60 unknown 2024

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Bodal Chemicals Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Bodal Chemicals Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): chemicals
  • Captive industry: Power

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): Environmental Impact Assessment: 2020-01


In February 2019, Bodal Chemicals submitted a pre-feasibility study for a 2 x 60 MW captive coal plant. The plant is planned to fuel a proposed chemical plant for dyes.[1]

In January 2020, the EIA was released for both the chemical plant and coal plant.[2]

The company's 2020-21 annual report stated: "We are investing ~ Rs 4,000 Million in a greenfield project at Saykha, Gujarat which will increase our capacity of Specialty Benzene Downstream Products by ~78,960 MTPA and Sulphuric Acid & its derivatives by ~340,000 MTPA. We have already started the work at the site and are expected to complete by end of Q3FY23."[3]

As of January 2023, some development was apparent in Planet satellite imagery, although it was unclear if the work was related to the captive power station. There were no known permitting updates.[4] The power station was presumed under construction.

Bodal Chemicals 2022-23 annual report referred to expected completion of the Saykha project by FY 2023-24, including the captive power plant.[5] In late December 2023, a media source report that Bodal has commenced the commercial production at its new manufacturing unit at Saykha.[6] As it was not specifically confirmed that the power plant has also entered into commercial operation, the plant's status was kept in 'construction' (as of January 2024) with expected commissioning in 2024.

Articles and Resources


  1. EIA, Bodal Chemicals, February 2019
  2. EIA, Bodal Chemicals, January 2020
  3. "Annual Report," Bodal, 2020-21
  4. SIA/GJ/THE/31009/2018, SW/134092/2019, Form-2, accessed June 2022
  5. "Bodal Chemicals Annual Report 2022-23" (PDF). / 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Bodal Chemicals commences commercial production at new unit near Dahej". 29 December 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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