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NTPC orders turbine islands from ABFPL

Posted on Feb 12, 06:56PM | IBNS

Pune, Feb 12 : Alstom Bharat Forge Power Ltd. (ABFPL), a leading power equipment joint-venture between Bharat Forge Ltd. and Alstom Power Holdings SA, has received an order for the engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of 3x660MW coal-fired, supercritical turbine generator islands (TGI) worth Rs. 2,251 crores (~ € 350 mn), from state-run power utility NTPC.

The TGI would be supplied to the upcoming power producing project at Nabinagar, Bihar, owned by Nabinagar Power Generating Co. Pvt. Ltd., a joint-venture between NTPC and the Bihar State Electricity Board.

"We are delighted to have bagged this order for 3x660MW units which strengthens the resolve of Bharat Forge's joint-venture with Alstom to contribute significantly to enable India achieve self-reliance in its energy security and meet the vision of 'power for all' its citizens," said Baba Kalyani, Chairman of ABFPL and the Pune-based Kalyani Group.

Prior to this in April 2012, ABFPL also bagged an order from NTPC for supplying 2x660MW coal-fired supercritical TGI, worth Rs. 1,570 crores, for its upcoming power producing project in Solapur, Maharashtra.

The Solapur and Nabinagar TGI orders form part of NTPC's bulk tender in 2011 in which ABFPL was the lowest bidder for TGIs.

ABFPL is setting up an initial installed capacity of 5,000MW and will offer state-of-art technology proven to stringent parameters of performance the world-over.

Supercritical plants use steam with very high temperatures and pressure, resulting in a much higher efficiency than conventional coal-fired plants.

This results in lesser consumption of coal and lower emissions per unit of power produced.