Energy and Oil City planned at Sonepur

A consortium led by the Greenko Group plans to set up an ‘Energy and Oil City’ at Sonepur in Ganjam district of Orissa at an investment of Rs 15,000 crore.

The proposed city will have a port, a shipbuilding unit, a 1,000 MW gas based power plant, a desalination plant with a capacity of 120 million litres per day, a modern township, and a petrochemical complex. An Energy Academy is also to be set up for generation of technical know-how in the energy and oil sectors and to help create infrastructure for port, power plant, desalination plant and township at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

Sonepur Energy and Oil, a SPV formed by the consortium will execute the project.