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State-owned NLC India conducts boiler light-up test for NNTPP's first unit

This power project will replace the existing five-decade-old TPS-I (600MW) at Neyveli, according to Rakesh Kumar, CMD of NLC India

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T E Narasimhan Chennai
State-owned NLC India said it had achieved a critical milestone towards commissioning the 1,000-Mw Neyveli New Thermal Power Project (NNTPP) by successfully conducting the boiler light-up test for the first unit with secondary fuel.

This is the first 500-Mw lignite-fired power plant in the country, which can generate 1 million units of power in one hour, according to the company.

This power project will replace the existing, more than five decades old, TPS-I (600MW) at Neyveli, said Rakesh Kumar, CMD of NLC India.

The time for boiler hydro test and light up was scheduled for 6 months, but with the

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 10:08 AM IST

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