Alstom has been awarded a contract worth €85 million by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to supply two 800 MW supercritical boilers for Darlipalli super thermal power project (STPP) located in Sundergarh, in the State of Odisha (India). This project forms part of NTPC Ltd’s Bulk 800 MW tender. Under the scope of the contract, Alstom - the sole licensor for BHEL supercritical technology - will design the 800 MW supercritical boilers and supply identified pressure parts along with windboxes, pulverizers and airpreheater components. 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 and Wellsville, USA, as well as in Durgapur and Shahabad, India. The units are expected to be commissioned starting in 2017.
Andreas Lusch, Senior Vice President Steam Business at Alstom, explains, “We are pleased to provide our superior and innovative supercritical power plant solutions for the prestigious Darlipalli project. Our solutions not only improve efficiency and operating flexibility, but also substantially reduce all emissions for each kw/h of electricity generated, including CO2. As a market leader with over 100 years of experience, Alstom is well positioned to offer its new and innovative power production solutions for the rapidly evolving energy market in India.”
With this project, Alstom reinforces its contribution to answering the energy needs of the State of Odisha which has an installed capacity of around 7000 MW of which coal accounts for around 4000 MW, and the highest reserves of coal in the country.