Hindalco has pledged Rs 5,000 crore to ramp up the capacity of the Utkal refinery to three mtpa.
Alongside Hindalco, the HLCA approved NTPC’s proposal to scale up capacity of its coal-fired thermal power station at Talcher Thermal. The power plant named Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) is undertaking the next stage expansion, adding two supercritical units of 660 Mw, each at a cost of Rs 7,698.46 crore. NTPC TTPS presently has a rated capacity of 460 Mw. Aside from TTPS, NTPC operates 3000 Mw super thermal power station at Kaniha. Separately, the maharatna utility is pursuing 1600 Mw power plant at Darlipalli in Sundargarh district.
Moreover, the HLCA gave the go-ahead to Rungta Mines to ramp up capacity of its existing integrated steel plant threefold from 0.9 mtpa to 0.27 mtpa at an investment of Rs 2,135 crore. Following the scale-up, the project will generate additional employment for 2,289 people.
In all, the HLCA approved investment projects worth Rs 17,833 crore. The combined employment potential of the three projects is 6,539 new jobs. Chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the HLCA also appraised the status of investment intents received during the first two editions of Make in Odisha organised in 2016 and 2018.