Alstom has won a contract to provide two 800MW supercritical boilers for the Darlipalli thermal power project (TPP) located in Sundergarh, in the state of Odisha, India.

The contract valued at €85m has been awarded by Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) and forms part of NTPC’s bulk 800MW tender.

Under the contract, Alstom will design the supercritical boilers and supply identified pressure parts along with windboxes, pulverisers and airpreheater components.

During the erection and commissioning of the units BHEL will be aided by Alstom’s technical advisors.

Key components will be manufactured at Alstom’s facilities in Concordia and Wellsville, US, as well as in Durgapur and Shahabad, India.

Commissioning of the units is expected to start in 2017.

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"With this project, Alstom strengthens its contribution in providing the energy needs of Odisha."

Alstom senior vice-president steam business Andreas Lusch said that the company’s solutions will not only improve efficiency and operating flexibility, but also substantially reduce all emissions for each kW/h of electricity produced, including CO2.

"As a market leader with more 100 years of experience, Alstom is well positioned to offer its new and innovative power production solutions for the rapidly evolving energy market in India," Lusch added.

With this project, Alstom strengthens its contribution in providing the energy needs of Odisha.

The Odisha state in India has an installed capacity of approximately 7,000MW of which coal accounts for around 4,000MW, while the state has major reserves of coal in the nation.

Image: Alstom’s Supercritical boiler. Photo: courtesy of Alstom