Indian utility group Vadinar Power Company Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Essar Oil Ltd, has purchased four steam turbine generators from Siemens Energy for use in a CHP plant.

The scope of the contract, worth some €40 million, will see Siemens supply two steam turbines rated at 105 MW each, two 93 MW steam turbines, and four generators for installation in a cogeneration plant in Vadinar in Gujarat Province.

In addition, Siemens will supply the entire instrumentation & control equipment, the electrical systems and the auxiliaries.

Delivery is scheduled for completion by the autumn of 2010 and by early 2011, the coal-fired plant is expected to supply power and steam to the neighbouring oil refinery operated by Essar Oil.

‘India is a highly dynamic growth market … and the demand for efficient energy supply solutions will continue to increase in the future,’ said Markus Tacke, CEO of Industrial Applications, Steam Turbines, within the Siemens Oil & Gas Division.