NTPC has invited bids from global suppliers to meet fuel requirement for its 12 power plants. The company intends to import 7 million tonne (mt) of coal in the first phase to meet blending requirements for its projects.
The company has set a coal import target at 15 mt for FY15 based on the assessment of supplies from Coal India. More bids for coal import would be invited later this year to meet the balance requirements.
As per the coal import tender, NTPC has invited bids for importing 2.25 mt of coal for its Talcher, Kaniha, Farakka, Kahalgaon and Barh power plants. Procurement of another 2.05 mt of coal is to be made for Simhadri and Ramagundam projects and 1.15 mt for Rihand and Vindhyachal power plants.
It is also importing 1.55 mt of coal for Dadri, Sipat and Mouda projects. NTPC currently has an installed capacity of 43,019 MW, of which more than 37,000 MW is coal based. The company plans to add 14,000 MW of capacity in the 12th Plan period (2012-17).