Indian multinational company Larsen & Toubro has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) via its power business.

NTPC will set up a flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system at Stage-I and Stage-II of the Vindhyachal super thermal power station located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The contract value is expected to range between $138m (Rs10bn) and $347m (Rs25bn).

This contract continues on from a previous contract received by L&T in September 2018 for stage III & IV.

Upon completion, the power plant will feature 12 FGD systems implemented by L&T, and also the only NTPC’s plant in India to feature so many systems at one power facility.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the Government of India made it mandatory to install FGD systems at existing as well as upcoming thermal power plants to decrease sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.

In July 2018 L&T’s Power business secured an EPC contract from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) to install FGD systems at three power facilities.

As part of the deal, L&T agreed to set up systems at DVC plants such as Durgapur steel thermal power station and Mejia and Raghunathpur thermal power stations in West Bengal.