MHI Receives Order from India for Core Components of 2 Supercritical-pressure,
Coal-fired Boiler/Turbine Sets for Power Generation Units at RRVUNL's Chhabra
Thermal Power Station
Tokyo, July 30, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
(MHI) has received an order for core components of two sets of a 660 megawatt
(MW) supercritical-pressure* coal-fired boiler and steam turbine to be
installed in two high-efficiency coal-fired power generation units which
Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (RRVUNL) is building at its Chhabra
Thermal Power Station. The power station is located in Chhabra, approximately
300 kilometers south-southwest from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan
state. The two generation units are slated to be sequentially put into
commercial operation in 2016.
The order was received through two joint venture companies established by MHI
and Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), India's largest construction
company and heavy machinery manufacturer: L&T-MHI Boilers Private Limited
(LMB) and L&T-MHI Turbine Generators Private Limited (LMTG). For the
project to construct the two power generation units, LMB and LMTG are
respectively responsible for the manufacture and supply of boilers and turbine
generators. MHI will manufacture the core components of the boilers and
turbines, for boiler pressure parts and steam turbine rotors, and supply them
to the two JV firms. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will supply the core
generator components to LMTG. Marubeni Corporation will handle trade
RRVUNL was launched in July 2000 when the Government of Rajasthan unbundled
the Rajasthan State Electricity Board into five companies, including RRVUNL.
Besides two units on fresh order, two other power generation units of 250MW
each, are currently under construction at the RRVUNL's Chhabra Thermal
Power Plant to meet sharply increasing electricity demand in Rajasthan
associated with India's robust economic growth.
Since their establishment in 2007, the two JVs with L&T have marked steady
business expansion. To date, including the latest order from RRVUNL, MHI has
received orders through the JVs for a total of 13 supercritical-pressure
boilers for five power stations and 15 steam turbines for six sites.
Going forward MHI will continue proactive marketing activities for its
high-efficiency supercritical-pressure boilers and turbines in India together
with its two JVs and L&T. Through these activities and products the company
looks to contribute both to stable electricity supplies in India and to global
environmental protection efforts, including reduction of CO2 emissions.
Note: Supercritical boilers and turbines are engineered to operate at steam
pressures above water's critical point: 22.1MPa (about 220 times greater
than normal atmospheric pressure) and 374.2 degree Celcius (705.2 degree
Fahrenheit/647.15 degree Kelvin). In actual use, they operate in environments
of about 600 degree Celcius and 250 atmospheres (atm).
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one
of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated
sales of 2,820.9 billion for the year ended March 31, 2012. MHI's diverse
lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants,
chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and
general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems. For
more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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