Kochi: The government Kerala proposed to set up a first Petcoke in Kerala state (Petroleum coke)-based power plant it is using the fuel produced from IREP Kochi Near t power plant.
The Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP), expected to be completed by May 2016, It produces approximately 1.4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of pet coke, which can be used to produce around 500-600MW of power.
Petcoke (Petroleum coke) is a high calorific value solid fuel and is extensively used for power generation in various countries.Now in India Kerala set up the first pet coke in the state.
INKEL, Kerala’s PPP model infrastructure development company, which undertook the feasibility study for the project in March 2014, had submitted a comprehensive report, which endorsed the implementation of the project.
T Balakrishnan, managing director of INKEL, said, “This powerplant can be one of the best infrastructure projects initiated by the state government of Kerala,” and also said it can be a key contributor to Kerala’s economic development.
The state government has approved the proposal, in principle.
In this process, Kerala government has been identified 150-acre land parcel for the project at Irumpanam, adjacent to the BPCL expansion project, and it would be acquired by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), officials said.