GE Power Bags Contract From BHEL Worth Approximately INR 2711 Million
GE Power India Limited (“GEPIL”) has been awarded contracts worth INR 2711 million by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to supply components and services for the supercritical steam generator island packages for 2x800 MW coal-based Uppur Thermal Power Project (INR 1626 Million) and 1x800 MW coal-based North Chennai Supercritical Thermal Power Project Stage-III (1085 Million). Both the thermal power projects are located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This is in line with the government’s focus on upgrading the power infrastructure in the country.
Currently, the installed power generation capacity of Tamil Nadu stands at ~13 GW. The addition of 2400 MW of cumulative power generated from both Uppur and North Chennai supercritical power projects will help in providing easy access to electricity to the people of Tamil Nadu while lighting up approximately 7 million homes in the state.
As part of the scope, GEPIL will partner with BHEL to supply identified pressure parts of the boilers. It will also provide BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the units related to Boiler. Key components for both the projects will be manufactured in GE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Durgapur, West Bengal.
Alain Spohr, Country Leader, Steam Power Systems, GE South Asia explains, “GE’s advanced supercritical technology powered equipment satisfies the most stringent environmental requirements and stand out for their robustness and high reliability. It also helps in achieving about 3-4% higher plant efficiency compared to conventional subcritical design. We are delighted to receive these contracts from BHEL, which marks another step in our successful collaboration on supercritical boiler technology.”
GE is an industry leader in developing supercritical steam generation technology. Through the use of such state-of-the-art technology, GE is dedicated to ensuring coal power plants are as efficient as possible and to limiting the effects of coal-fired power plants on the environment through emission reduction technologies. GE’s boiler technology has a heritage of more than 100 years, and its installed base of utility boilers makes up about 30% of all boilers installed or under construction worldwide.
- Issued By:BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITED
- Bagged By:
- Region:Southern India
- State:Tamil Nadu
- Value:INR 2711 Million
- Published On:2016-12-30