West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) has started preliminary works for setting up a 660 MW unit at the Sagardighi supercritical plant. It expects to complete the construction of the unit over the next three-and-half years.
The financial closure of the Rs 44 billion project has been achieved, with debt from Power Finance Corporation. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been awarded the Rs 35 billion order for supplying boiler, turbine, generator (BTG) for the unit. WBPDCL currently has four units of 1600 MW in Sagardighi and the upcoming unit will increase the plant’s overall capacity to 2,260 MW.