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Alstom will supply supercritical boilers to Indian power plant

World Coal,

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has awarded a €40 million contract to Alstom for the supply of three 660 MW supercritical boilers for the North Karanpura super thermal power project, located in Jharkhand, India. The units are expected to be commissioned in 2017.

Under the scope of the contract, Alstom - the sole licensor for BHEL supercritical technology - will design the 660 MW supercritical boilers and supply identified pressure parts along with windboxes. The Group will also assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the units. Key components will be manufactured in Alstom’s facilities in Concordia, US, as well as in Durgapur, India. This project forms part of NTPC Ltd’s Bulk 660 MW tender.

The contract with BHEL extends a lengthening history of co-operation between Alstom and BHEL. Nine contracts have been signed between the two companies since 2008 for supercritical boilers in Barh II, Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yermaras, Bellary, Mouda, Nabinagar, Gadarwara, Suratgarh and most recently the Darlipalli project in India.

Andreas Lusch, senior vice president of steam business at Alstom, said the company was continuously developing cleaner fossil fuel based plants, aiming at generating power more efficiently and with less environmental impact. “We are delighted to receive this new contract from BHEL, which marks another step into our successful collaboration on supercritical boiler technology. Thanks to our advanced technology, the North Karanpura power plant will operate with higher efficiency and therefore produce more power with reduced carbon emissions,” Lusch said. 

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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