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Alstom concludes contract with BHEL to supply supercritical boiler components for NTPCs North Karanpura 3x660 MW coal power plant

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Alstom has been awarded a contract worth approximately 40 million by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to supply supercritical boiler components for North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) located in Jharkhand, India. The units are expected to be commissioned from 2018 onwards.

Under the scope of the contract, Alstom - the sole licensor for BHEL supercritical technology - will associate with BHEL in the design of the 660 MW supercritical boilers and supply identified pressure parts along with windboxes. The Group will also assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the units. Key components will be manufactured in Alstoms facilities in Concordia, USA, as well as in Durgapur, India.

Andreas Lusch, Senior Vice President Steam Business at Alstom, explains, Alstom is continuously developing cleaner fossil fuel based plants, aiming at generating power more efficiently and with less environmental impact. We are delighted to receive this new contract from BHEL, which marks another step into our successful collaboration on supercritical boiler technology. Thanks to our advanced technology, the North Karanpura power plant will operate with higher efficiency and therefore produce more power with reduced carbon emissions.

The new North Karanpura contract is a confirmation of the strong cooperation established since 2005 with BHEL. It comes in addition to nine contracts signed with BHEL between 2008 to 2014 for supercritical boilers in Barh II, Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yermaras, Bellary, Mouda, Nabinagar, Gadarwara, Suratgarh and most recently the Darlipalli project in India.


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