Sembcorp Industries, the energy, water and marine group, has increased its stake in Thermal Powertech Corporation India Ltd.
Thermal Powerthech Corporation India Ltd. is the owner of a coal-fired plant in Andhra Pradesh, India, which has an estimated capacity of 1,320 MW.
The transaction has supposed a raise in Sembcop interests in the project from 67.4% to 89.9%. The total investment has reached INR3.58 billion (US$54 million) by subscribing for 358 million TPCIL shares at INR10 each.
The investment to develop the power plant project is wholly funded through a combination of internal resources and borrowings.
The remaining 13.1 percent of TPCIL is owned by Gayatri Energy ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Gayatri Projects, which has an option to buy TPCIL shares from Sembcorp to increase its stake to a maximum of 30 per cent.