The date of commissioning will be decided in the next few months, JSPL MD and CEO Ravi Uppal said. The project would be set up under the public-private-partnership (PPP) model and the government of Liberia would be the customer, Uppal added.
The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is on a five-day visit to India, visited Jindal's 3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) steel plant in Raigarh and 1,000 MW power plant in Tamnar in Chattisgarh. The company plans to increase the electricity generation capacity at its Tamnar power plant to 3,400 MW by May next year. The president said Liberia would explore all possibilities to work with the group in other areas. The coal for the planned Liberian power plant is likely be sourced from Mozambique where JSPL owns a mine and has already started production.