Trombay Coal Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor

Trombay Coal Terminal (also referred to as Trombay coal berth) is a dedicated coal unloading facility for Tata Power's 1580 megawatt Trombay Power Station. The terminal is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


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Trombay Power Station was established in 1956 to provide power to the city of Mumbai. Unit 6 was operational in 1990 and runs on fuel oil. Tata Power has said the rising cost of fuel oil has led the company to propose conversion to imported coal.[1]

Coal imports

As of late 2012 the terminal has a capacity of approximately 2.4 million tonnes of coal for the existing coal-fired units at the power station. Tata Power has proposed that the capacity of the be expanded to 4.4 million tonnes a year and an additional coal storage area be built as a part of converting the existing oil/gas-fired 500 MW Unit 6 to coal.[2] (For more detail on the proposed upgrade see Trombay Power Station Proposed Conversion of Unit 6 to coal-fired).

As of May 2015 the proposed expansion received coastal zone clearance[3] but still needs air and water pollution permits.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tata Power
  • Location: Trombay suburb, Mumbai city, Maharashtra state, India
  • Existing Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 2.4 million
  • Additional Proposed Capacity: 2 million
  • Status: Proposed expansion
  • Type: Imports
  • Projected in service:
  • Cost of expansion:
  • Financing for expansion:
  • Coal Source:

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