Alstom Thermal Services business in India has secured a contract worth close to €53 million* (INR 3445 million) for renovation of gas turbines at NTPC’s 657 MW Jhanor Gandhar Gas Power Station Stage-1 project located in Jhanor in Bharuch district, Gujarat, India. The plant was originally supplied with Alstom's GT13E1 gas turbines.
The scope of supply involves gas turbine components to be delivered till Indian port and the scope of services involves installation, testing, commissioning & conducting guarantee test of the gas turbines after replacement of the components.
While the components will be manufactured in Alstom’s global state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, services shall be provided by Alstom’s Thermal Services business in India. The project is scheduled to be commissioned over a period of three years from the date of award.
“The winning of this contract is a testimony of Alstom’s advanced technological capabilities and expertise in gas turbines services in India. Alstom has strong references in this segment and is fully geared up to successfully execute this important order. Alstom is committed to provide efficient and reliable power generation technology to fuel India’s economic growth and enable continuous and sustainable supply of electricity to its growing population.” commented, Francois Carpentier, Vice President, Thermal and Renewable Power, Alstom India.
The gas turbines at the NTPC’s Jhanor Gandhar Gas Power Station have been in operation for over 15 years and have also achieved significant number of operating hours qualifying for life extension. The gas turbine will operate for another 15 years with the same output after the replacement of its existing parts.
*Contract was booked in Q1 of financial year 2012-2013
About Alstom’s Presence in India
Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. With four R&D centres: Alstom Infosys R&D Centre in Bengaluru, Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Hosur for Grid, two engineering centres for Power in Noida and Kolkata and eleven manufacturing units dedicated to: Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, auxiliary components and airpreheaters in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Mundra (upcoming) and Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity (upcoming), Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara and Naini, Alstom's presence cuts across the length and breadth of India. Alstom also has a Global Engineering & Software Centre for Railway & metro in Bengaluru for Transport.
About NTPC Ltd.
NTPC is the largest power generating company in India having total installed capacity of 39174 MW from 29 power generating stations spread across the country. With over 16,000 MW capacity under construction, NTPC plans to become 128GW company by the year 2032 with well diversified fuel mix. On technology front NTPC has been adopting the latest power generation technologies and has presence across the energy value chain. Socio economic vitality of the people around its business units is integral to sustainable success of NTPC as a company. This belief guides NTPC into adopting a participative approach towards its R&R activities and CSR initiatives.