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Alstom Bharat Forge Power gets $164m order from NTPC for steam turbines

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:34 -- Laura Varriale
Alstom steam turbine islands

Alstom Bharat Forge Power (ABFP) has received a $164m worth order from NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) for its Indian coal power plant.

ABFP, a joint venture between Alstom and Bharat Forge, will supply three units of 660MW supercritical turbine islands NTPC’s coal power plant, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.

The turbine islands use steam with very high temperatures and pressure, which results in an efficiency of more than 40% than conventional sub-critical coal-fired plants. According to Alstom, This means that a supercritical unit burns less coal and generates less emission per megawatt of power output.

The contract comprises of manufacturing, supply erection and commissioning of the turbines. The coal-based thermal power plant has a capacity of 440MW.

The turbines will be manufactured at ABFP’s new manufacturing facility at in Gujarat, India, which will be commissioned in October this year. The plant is aimed to have an annual capacity of 5,000MW.

ABFP was created to participate in the Indian market of turbines islands, including steam turbines, generators and heat exchangers.

NTPC is a central public sector undertaking owned by the Indian Ministry of Power.