NLCIL conducts boiler light up for its first unit of Neyveli New Thermal Power Project 1000 MW (2X500 MW)

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 30-12-2018 11:55:00 IST

NLC India Limited has achieved a critical milestone towards commissioning its 1000 MW (2X500 MW) of Neyveli New Thermal Power Project (NNTPP) by successfully conducting the boiler light-up test for the First unit with secondary fuel on 28.12.2018 at Neyveli.

Shri Rakesh Kumar, CMD lighted up the boiler in the presence of Functional Directors Shri Thangapandian, Shri R. Vikraman, Shri Prabhakar Chowki and senior officials and executives of NNTPP.

This is the first 500 MW lignite fired power plant in the country. It can generate 1000000 units of power in an hour. This power project will replace the existing more than five decades old TPS-I (600MW) at Neyveli.

The time for Boiler hydro Test and Light up is scheduled for 6 months but with vigorous efforts the Unit-I boiler hydro test was completed on 22.08.2018 and boiler light up successfully conducted on 28.12.2018 i.e with in span of 4 months against target of 6 months which itself is a big milestone.

"The prosperous conduct of boiler light-up test augurs the readiness of the boiler for power generation process and the company has commenced the work for steam blowing and synchronization of the unit well within the scheduled timeline," the CMD & Functional Directors appreciated the efforts of senior officials’ and executives for their stupendous efforts for the project.


To meet the country needs in energy sector the organization with a clear objective is now ready to deliver a state-of-the-art thermal project capable of providing sustainable and highly efficient power. The power purchase agreement were signed with Electricity Boards of Tamilnadu , Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Puduchchery states. 65% of power generation will be supplied to TANGEDCO of Tamilnadu.

About NLC India Limited:

NLC India Limited (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd.), a forerunner amongst the Public Sector Undertakings in the country in the energy sector, contributing to a lion's share in lignite production and significant share in thermal power generation. The Company was incorporated in the year 1956 with the inauguration by the former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. NLCIL is a Navratna Government of India Enterprise, under the administrative control of Ministry of Coal.


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