Tata Power reinforces its international presence in 4 key regions.

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company continues to strengthen its international footprints. With its robust experience in project operation and execution, the Company is successfully executing several overseas projects.To continue building their international portfolio, Tata Power has prioritised four key regions- Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East, SAARC (India Region). The Company will continue to identify growth areas in these International geographies to further expand its presence and strengthen its portfolio globally.

Commenting on Tata Power's growing international presence, Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, ““We have defined four regions for expansion globally namely Southeast Asia; Middle East cum Turkey; and Africa and have invested in resources to constantly update ourselves with the market dynamics in these regions.Tata Power will continue to evaluate various opportunities for providing management and technical advisory services in distribution business including possible partnerships in shortlisted geographies of interest.While the Indian market continues to remain our primary focus of business, we will continue to look for opportunities to investment in projects in these geographies to diversify and expand our portfolio.”

The Company'scurrentinternational projects are:


Africa region:

·         Zambia: ItezhiTezhi Power Corporation Limited (ITPC) - 120 MW - The Company has 50% share in ItezhiTezhi Power Corporation Limited, which implemented the 120 MW ItezhiTezhi Hydro Project in Zambia.It is a special purpose vehicle to build and operate a 120 MW hydro power plant on the ItezhiTezhi Dam in Zambia. ITPC is the first Public Private Partnership of its kind in the energy sector in Zambia and has a 25 year US Dollar denominated Power Purchase Agreement with ZESCO. Both units of 60 MW each of the 120 MW plant were commissioned in 2016 and are supplying power to the Zambian national grid to help tide the unprecedented power crisis.

·         South Africa: Cennergi Pty. Ltd. – 230 MW –The Company has a JV with South African major Exxaro and the JV vehicle M/s Cennergi Limited is pursuing a total of 235 MW of wind farms namely 134.4 MW AmakhalaEmoyeni Wind Farm & 95.3 MW Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm. Tata Power announced the commencement of Commercial Operations for its 95 MW Tsitsikamma Community Wind farm (TCWF) Wind Farm Project.

·         Nigeria: The Company is engaged as Technical & Managerial advisors in Distribution venture managing Benin and Eko distribution companies.


Middle East & Turkey Region:

·         Georgia: Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC - 187 MW - The construction work for the Project is in full swing, the tunneling work is progressing ahead of schedule. Commercial Operation is expected by Q1 of CY 2017.

·         Georgia: Shuakhevi Hydro Project - 184 MW - Tunneling works are under progress. Till 31st March 2016, the progress achieved for tunnel excavation is 33268 meter as against a plan of 31113 meter. Site construction activities are ongoing at the various faces on the tunnel, Didachara Dam, Skhalta Dam, Shuakhevi Powerhouse etc. The COD for the 178 MW ShuakheviPH is planned for June 2017 and 9 MW Skhalta PH for August 2017.

·         Georgia: 1.2.5 Koromkheti HPP - 150 MW - Revised project financial analysis based on the results of geotechnical investigations, optimized project costs. Discussions are ongoing with Government of Georgia (GOG) for amendments to the Build Own Operate (BOO) Agreement and the Transmissions Dispatch Agreement for the Project.

South East Asia Region:

·         Indonesia: TheCompany continues its association with four Mining companies namely KPC, Arutmin, AGM and BSSR. These blocks are productive and primarily export thermal coal to various clients across the globe.

·         3x18 MW Thermal project is under development in Indonesia at KPC Sangatha area.

·         240 MW Geothermal project is under exploration through the JV company OTP, which is a 50:50 JV between Tata Power and Origin of Australia

·         Vietnam: Company is developing 1320 MW Long Phu 2 imported coal based thermal power project in Soc Thang district in Vietnam, based on Supercritical Technology, for which feasibility studies have been completed and PPA is being negotiated.


India Neighboring Region

·         Bhutan: Dagachhu Hydro Power Project (DHPC) (2x63 MW): The Project was commissioned in March 2015. The Company owns 26% share in the project with the balance being held by Govt of Bhutan entity, with rights to sell 100% power in India. This is the first project in Bhutan of this kind.

·         Myanmar: Tata Power has signed with Govt of Myanmar to develop 600 MW imported coal based project in South-west Myanmar. FR has been submitted and further discussions are under way.


Business | News published on 09/03/2017 by Rashmi Nargundkar

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