After several postponements, the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited is set to sign an agreement with the Indian arm of Finnish company Wartsila for a 40-MW, LNG-fired power plant at Brahmapuram near here on October 31.
The Electricity Board had initially decided to sign the agreement at the end of August. The signing was then put off for the end of September. However, the deadline was not met after the High Court of Kerala stayed the re-tendering of the sale of scrap from two diesel generation units at the project site that were identified to be dismantled. The removal of the remains of the dismantled generation units is needed to begin work at the project site. KSEB sources said the date had now been fixed and the final vetting of the agreement was in progress.