Alstom concludes contract with BHEL

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 11:13 hrs

New Delhi, Mar 21 (IBNS) Alstom, a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, has been awarded a contract worth approximately E85 million ($115 million) by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an Indian state-owned integrated power plant equipment manufacturer, to supply components for three units of 660 MW supercritical boilers of Nabinagar Power Generating Company Ltd. (NPGCL).

NPGCL is a joint venture company of NTPC Ltd. and Bihar State Electricty Board, located at Nabinagar in Bihar.

Alstom is the sole licensor of the supercritical technology of BHEL and is also collaborating with BHEL on execution of the supercritical boiler projects under the licence. This project has been awarded to BHEL as part of the NTPC Bulk 660 MW tender.

Under the scope of the contract, Alstom will co-operate with BHEL in designing the boilers and supply identified pressure parts of the 660 MW supercritical boilers, along with pulverisers and airpreheater components.

It will also assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the units.

Key components will be manufactured in Alstom's manufacturing facilities in Wellsville and Concordia (USA), as well as in Durgapur and Shahabad (India). The units are expected to be commissioned by 2017-18.

Commenting on this contract, Patrick Ledermann, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Alstom Thermal Power in India, said: "This contract is yet another confirmation of the strong business and technology co-operation that Alstom has forged with BHEL since 2005 in the field of supercritical boilers."

The new Nabinagar contract follows the supercritical boiler contract won by Alstom for Mouda last year.

It is in addition to six contracts signed with BHEL between 2008 to 2012 for supercritical boilers of 660MW, 700MW and 800MW in Barh II, Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yeramaras, Bellary and Mouda in India.

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