Bamnauli gas

Vol 14, PW 13 (16 Dec 10) News in Brief

Reliance might complain about “low offtake” by contracted customers, but there’s clearly no lack of demand for D6 gas in India.

PETROWATCH learns the Delhi state-government is demanding up to 3m cm/d of D6 gas to fire a proposed 750-MW power station at Bamnauli in southwest Delhi. “Power stations in Delhi must be fired by gas,” says a senior source at Pragati Power, which is setting up the project.

“The oil ministry has assured us gas will be available for our proposed stations.” On December 7, the Delhi government formally approved the Bamnauli project, which should take 28 months to complete once the EPC contract is awarded.

Pragati could award the contract soon to Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL), which is already working on its 1500-MW Bawana gas-fired project on a ‘nomination basis.’ “But we are yet to sign a formal agreement with BHEL,” adds Pragati.

Meanwhile, Pragati is still trying to stabilise the first 225-MW unit at the Bawana station, north of Delhi.