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Muthukur Mandal Power Project

Muthukur Mandal power project (Painampuram) is a proposed 1320 MW coal plant at Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Muthukur Mandal power station is a 1320 megawatt (MW) coal plant proposed by Nelcast Energy Corporation Ltd. Environmental clearance (EC) was granted in 2010, and compliance conditions of the EC in 2013.Construction began in 2014.

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Land requirement will be 865 acres. Imported coal from Indonesia will be used as fuel. Coal will be imported through Krishnapatnam Port and transported by covered conveyor system over a distance of 5.8 km to the TPP. Coal requirement will be about 5.48 MTPA. Ash and sulphur content in imported coal will be 11% and 0.6 % respectively. Sea water from Bay of Bengal @ 313440 cum/day will be used. Desalination plant will be set up to meet sweet water requirement. Condenser cooling water shall be based on re-circulating system with natural draft cooling towers. No diversion of forest land is involved. Buckingham canal lies in the western side and 100 m HTL from the canal will be maintained. The Andhra Pradesh Coastal Zone Management Authority after examining the proposal has approved the reduction of CRZ in case of Buckingham Canal to 100m on its either side

Project Details

Sponsor: Nelcast Energy Corporation
Location: Paynampuram and Sivarampuram villages, Muthukur mandal, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 15.588629, 78.266836
Status: Construction
Capacity: 2 x 660 MW
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service:
Coal: Indonesian coal through Krishnapatnam Port

Permits: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, September 30, 2010


  1. “Coal Based Thermal Plant by Nelcast Energy Corporation Ltd,” Thermal MoEF News, July 13, 2011
  2.  “Projects,” NCC Power Projects Limited, accessed August 2014.
  3. “Tower Power,” Construction World, Sep 2014

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  • October 31, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I am a diploma mechanical engineer having 14 years experience in maintenance power plant.

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