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NALCO announces plans for second 50MW wind farm, 15MW solar power plant

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) was incorporated in 1981, as a public sector enterprise under Ministry of Mines, Government of India. NALCO is Asia’s largest integrated aluminium complex, encompassing bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting and casting, power generation, rail and port operations. Nalco was  accorded the  Navratna status in April, 2008.

The companylast year decided to foray into renewable energy generation and in this regard had invited bids for a 50 MW power plant at an estimated investment outlay of Rs 300 crore. The company had called for bids on a built-operate-transfer (BoT) and the bid was for  Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract of 50 MW capacity wind energy project at suitable site in any wind potential state in India with its comprehensive Operation & Maintenance for 20 years.

In June last year, Suzlon had won the bid for the 50.4 megawatt order from National Aluminium Co Ltd .

Nalco CMD B L Bagra said a couple of days ago that Rs 274 crore Wind Power Project in Andhra Pradesh with a capacity of 50.4 MW was is in the final stage of commissioning and plans are afoot for a second wind power project of equal capacity.

This apart, a third plant has been planned in the company’s own worked out mined area at Panchpatmali in Koraput district of Odisha. Also, a Solar Power Plant of 15 MW is on the cards, he added.

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