Singur power station
Singur power station is a proposed 1,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in West Bengal, India.
The map below shows Singur village, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
Background on Plant
In November 2009 it was reported that he West Bengal government was considering setting up a thermal power plant on the land in Singur that in 2007 was leased to Tata Motors Ltd for a small car project. The power plant would be built by West Bengal Power Development Corp. Ltd (WBPDCL), and would likely consist of two units generating 800MW each.
Only a few weeks later it was reported that Bharat Heavy Electricals said it was unable to put up the proposed power project at Tata Motors' abandoned Singur site, in a written communication to WBPDCL, saying the land was too small, the nearest source of water was at least 18-20 km away, and coal transportation would be a problem.
- Sponsor: West Bengal Power Development Corp
- Parent company:
- Location: Singur village, Hooghly district, West Bengal
- Coordinates: 22.81, 88.23 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Unit 1: 800 MW
- Unit 2: 800 MW
- Type: Supercritical
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
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- Source of financing:
- Permits and applications:
Resources and articles
- "West Bengal govt likely to set up power plant in Singur," live mint, Nov 13 2009.
- "BHEL may not set up plant at Singur," Rediff, Nov 30, 2009.