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Monday, September 12, 2011

Three units of Korba power station shut down due to damage by heavy rain

Three units of 500-Mw each in the Korba power station of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had been shut down following damage caused to the ash-dyke due to incessant rains in the region.
The officials said that major damage had occurred to the ash-dyke and a repair work had been started at war-foot.
The Korba power stations of the NTPC has a total installed capacity of 2600 Mw. Besides four units of 500-Mw each, the station has three units of 200-Mw each. One of the three units of 200-Mw was earlier closed for annual maintenance. Following heavy rains in the region, the ash-dyke constructed by the company in Dhanras village was damaged and ash water started flowing out in the fields.
“This has forced us to close three units of 500-Mw each till further order,” NTPC Korba spokesperson Ashutosh Nayak told Business Standard.Since the ash-dyke has been severely damaged, the management is left with no other option to dispose the ash coming out of units if the production continued.

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