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Dhabol Power Project

Dabhol Power Station is located near Anjanwel village in Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra, India, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) south of Mumbai. The power station was a built by the Dabhol Power Company (DPC), which was a joint venture of Enron, General Electric, Bechtel and Maharashtra Power Development Corporation. At the start of its construction in 1992, the Dabhol power station was the biggest foreign investment in India. The plant was mired in controversies of corruption and malpractices involving Enron and people at the highest political levels India and the United States (Clinton and Bush Administration).

Dabhol power plant was erected as early as 1992, with Enron Development Corporation of USA as its major project owner. GE and Bechtel were the EPC contractors. The 740MW phase one of the project commenced operations in 1999.

Phase one operations and further construction on the 1,444MW phase two were halted in 2001 following payment and contract dispute between the Maharashtra state government and the plant owners. The phase two construction of the plant was 90% complete by that time.

Phase one operations and further construction on the 1,444MW phase two were halted in 2001 following payment and contract dispute between the Maharashtra state government and the plant owners. The phase two construction of the plant was 90% complete by that time.

 

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