Reliance Infra Gets LOA For NTPC’s EPC Project
Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) EPC has received the Letter of Approval (LoA) from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for Flue Gas Desulphurisation(FGD) works of its 3 x 500 MW power plant in Jhajjar, Haryana. The order value of the project is Rs.567 crore.
The scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacture, transportation to site, erection and civil work, and testing and commissioning of completed FGD system.
EPC Division of the infrastructure major had earlier emerged as L1 bidder amidst competition against leading EPC players including BHEL, L&T, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power System.
The overall schedule for the project is 20 months from the date of LoA for the first unit, with three months additional time each for the two subsequent units.
Considering the deteriorating air quality and associated health hazards, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) had notified in the year 2015 the revised standards for emissions to be met by thermal power plants. These require comprehensive retrofits with flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system in the operating units as well as projects under construction.
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has identified about 300 operational units, totalling about 120 GW wherein FGD has to be installed in a phased manner by 2022. This would entail an investment of about Rs. 50,000 crore.
RInfra EPC CEO Arun Gupta said, “Our strong credentials in FGD works are borne out by the system installed by us at Dahanu power plant long back in compliance with the statutory guidelines of the State Pollution Control Board to reduce SO2 emissions. Winning current FGD project further strengthens RInfra to lead in environmental pollution control technologies and works. The company is well positioned in the emerging FGD market and poised to garner a sizeable market share.”