The TN Government has laid the foundation stone for 2x800 MW super critical thermal power project in Uppur in Ramanathapuram district, which will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs.12,778 crore. On completion in 2019, the project will generate 38.4 million units of power a day, a press release said, adding that the project would occupy over 995.16 acres. PSU BHEL has been awarded a Rs.5,580 crore contract for the boiler, turbine and generator works, related engineering and procurement, design and other initiatives. CM Jayalalithaa handed over the order to Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL. She also inaugurated 13 sub-stations in other areas.