The contract was executed by the OPGC Managing Director Venkatachalam Kuppusami and BHEL General Manager (Marketing) V Venkatakrishnan, in a signing ceremony.The contract for the balance of plant (ancillary and peripheral plants to the main plant) is under evaluation and will be awarded soon, the OPGC said in a statement.
The OPGC is a joint venture between the Odisha government and the US-based power giant AES Corporation.
As director of OPGC, David Tay is building a genebank to safeguard the gene pool of flowering plants worldwide.
OPGC is a joint effort involving the Agricultural Research Service, OSU (through the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center), and the American floriculture industry.
Samuel Contreras, one of seven OSU graduate students working with OPGC, is studying how temperature and water availability during seed production affect the quality of zinnia and marigold seeds.
"Chile is also one of many countries in the world that does not have the resources for germplasm conservation, so OPGC provides a way to save their native species' germplasm," Contreras says.
The Ib Thermal Power Station of OPGC has reported the highest PLF in FY2015-16, while the second rank has been secured by the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation with annual PLF of 78.45% for the same period, according to the performance report unleashed by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
OPGC has been working persistently to ensure reliable generation of energy and this has helped the State hugely to fulfill its vital needs for power.
OPGC, a joint venture between the Government of Odisha and AES, now manages operations of a pair of 210MW thermal power units (2X210 MW) at its Ib Thermal Power Station (ITPS) at Banharpali in Odishas Jharsuguda district.
The bids were invited by PFC Consulting Limited to develop transmission systems for Odisha based power projects named as For Common Transmission System for Phase-II Generation Projects in Odisha and Immediate Evacuation System for OPGC Project in Odisha .
Sterlite Grid will Build, Own, Operate & Maintain approx 300 km of 765 kV Double Circuit system strengthening line from Jharsugda to Raipur and approx 50 km of 400 kV Double Circuit line between OPGC Power Project & Jharsugda with approximate capital expenditure of Rs 1,250 Cr.
PFC Consulting had invited the bids to develop transmission systems for Odisha based power projects named as ''For Common Transmission System for Phase-II Generation Projects in Odisha and Immediate Evacuation System for OPGC
Project in Odisha''.