Alstom to Supply Equipment for GVK’s Ratle Hydropower Plant
A contract worth over €100 million in India
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- October 3, 2013
Alstom (Paris:ALO) has been awarded a contract worth over €100 million by GVK
Power and Infrastructure Ltd to equip the 850 MW Ratle hydropower plant, which
will be commissioned in 2017. The contract includes the supply of 4 Francis
turbines of 205 MW each, and one Francis turbine of 30 MW. This contract is
booked in the second quarter of the current fiscal year.
All equipment will be manufactured at Alstom’s Vadodara facility in Gujarat,
one of the company’s largest hydro manufacturing hubs worldwide.The
state-of-the-art facility has all the necessary resources to accommodate the
growing hydro demands in India.
Patrick Ledermann, Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Alstom India, said:
“This contract is a testimony to the quality of the long standing relationship
built over the last 15 years by Alstom and GVK. Alstom India is committed to
provide sustainable and emission-free solutions for the development of
India’sclean power generation capacity. We are happy to be supporting the
country’s plan to further incorporate renewable energy into its energy mix.”
Located on the Chenab River, Ratle is Alstom’s first major project in the
Kishtwar district. This is also currently the largest power project being set
up in the state of Jammu & Kashmir which faces an ever-increasing power
With almost 150 GW of exploitable hydro-potential as shown by the assessment
made by Central Electricity Authority^1 (CEA), India ranks 5^th in the world.
India is also the second fastest growing economy worldwide and the 6^th
largest energy consumer, accounting for 3.4% of global energy consumption.
^1 CEA is the statutory body responsible for the technical coordination and
supervision of programmes for the national electricity supply and is also
entrusted with a number of statutory functions under the Minister of Power,
Government of India.
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 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20
billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.
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 centres
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.
Virginie Hourdin / Isabelle Tourancheau - Tel +33 1 41 49 21 36 / 39 95
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Aparna Srivastava (Alstom India) – Tel: +91 120 473 2535 / +91 956 064 6622
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