Alstom to Supply 2x800 MW Boilers to BHEL for Gadarwara Super Thermal Power
A contract worth close to €100 million in India
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- May 2, 2013
Alstom (Paris:ALO) has been awarded a contract by Bharat Heavy Electricals
Limited (BHEL)^1, to supply components and services for the 2x800 MW Gadarwara
super thermal power plant at Gadarwara, Narsingpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
This contract is worth approximately €100 million.
Under the scope of the contract, Alstom Thermal Power will cooperate with BHEL
in designing the boilers and supply pressure parts of the 800 MW supercritical
boilers along with pulverisers and airpreheater components. It will also
assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of
the two units. Key components will be manufactured from Alstom’s
state-of-the-art facilities in Wellsville and Concordia in the USA as well as
in Durgapur and Shahabad, India. Unit I is expected to be commissioned in
2016, whilst unit II is expected to be commissioned in 2017.
Andreas Lusch, Senior Vice President of Alstom Thermal Power’s Steam business,
said: “We are delighted to continue to partner with BHEL on this project.
Alstom is committed to further investing and developping in India in power
The new Gadarwara contract is a confirmation of the strong cooperation
established since 2005 with BHEL. It comes in addition to seven contracts
signed with BHEL between 2008 and 2012 for supercritical boilers in Barh II,
Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yeramarus, Bellary, Mouda and Nabinagar in India.
Alstom’s supercritical coal-fired boilers are state-of-the-art technology.
They are designed to address the challenges of the power industry in India,
i.e. to achieve increased efficiency and reduced emissions. The supercritical
boiler technology helps in achieving about 3-4% higher plant efficiency
compared to conventional subcritical design.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy
sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20
billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
About Alstom 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. Alstom has four R&D centres in India: Transport
in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Grid R&D centre
in Hosur & Padappai. It has two engineering centres for Power in Noida and
Kolkata and eleven manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in
Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, auxiliary components and air-pre heaters in
Shahabad, Steam turbines in Gujarat, Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and
Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara and Naini.
^1 Alstom is the licensor of the supercritical technology of BHEL and is also
collaborating with BHEL on execution of the supercritical boiler projects
under the Licence Agreement.
Emmanuelle Châtelain, Isabelle Tourancheau – Tel +33 141 49 37 38 /39 95
Vandana Dhir (Alstom India) - Tel +0120 4731141
Aparna Srivastava (Alstom India) –Tel +01204732535 / 9560646622
Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Thermal Power) – Tel +41 794863798
Delphine Brault - Tel.: +33 (0)1 41 49 26 42, firstname.lastname@example.org
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