Bharat Heavy Industrials (BHEL) has awarded Alstom a $55m contract to supplyto supply 3×660 MW supercritical boilers and components for the North Karanpura coal power plant in Jharkhand, India.

It is the 10th such contract the French power equipment supplier has won from BHEL for provision of supercritical boilers in India since 2008.

Alstom (Euronext: ALO) will design the 660 MW supercritical boilers and supply identified pressure parts along with windboxes. The company will also assist BHEL during erection as well as commissioning of the units, which is expected in 2017.
It will manufacture key components for the project at its facilities in Concordia (USA) and in Durgapur (India).

In the last six years, other contracts cover orders were awarded to Alstom for the Barh II, Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yermaras, Bellary, Mouda, Nabinagar, Gadarwara, Suratgarh and earlier this month the Darlipalli project (2×800 MW boilers) in India.

Andreas Lusch, senior vice president of steam business at Alstom, said the company was continuously developing cleaner fossil fuel based plants, aiming at generating power more efficiently and with less environmental impact. “We are delighted to receive this new contract from BHEL, which marks another step into our successful collaboration on supercritical boiler technology. Thanks to our advanced technology, the North Karanpura power plant will operate with higher efficiency and therefore produce more power with reduced carbon emissions,” Lusch said

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