HLCA of Orissa approves seven projects

The High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) of Orissa has approved seven new projects worth Rs 67,445 crore.

Of these, five are in the power sector with a cumulative capacity of 9,640 MW and involving a total investment of Rs 48,525 crore. These projects are of NTPC, Orissa Thermal Power Corporation (OTPCL), BGR Energy Systems, J R Powergen and Adhunik Power & Natural Resources.

NTPC proposes to set up a 3,200 MW coal based power plant on 3,000 acre at Darlipali in Sundergarh district at an investment of Rs 18,000 crore.

OTPCL plans a 2,000 MW power plant at Rengali in Angul district at a cost of Rs 8,250 crore. The project is to come up on 2,100 acre.

BGR Energy Systems is setting up a 1,320 MW (2×660) super critical power project at Bhapur in Nayagarh district on 1,100 acre at an outlay of Rs 6287.93 crore.

J R Powergen is setting up a 1,800 MW (3×600) power plant at an investment of Rs 7988.90 crore. Adhunik Power plans to set up a 1,320 MW power plant at Birmaharajpur with an investment of Rs 8,000 crore.

The other two projects which got the HLCA nod include a Rs 3,100-crore integrated steel project to be set up by Tata Sponge Iron and a mega auto park-cum-steel and power complex to be set up by Amtek Metal & Mining at a cost of Rs 15,820 crore.