France-based power generation and transmission equipment manufacturer Alstom has won a contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to supply supercritical boiler components for the 1,980MW North Karanpura super thermal power project (STPP) in the state of Jharkhand, India.

As per the contract worth €40m ($54.85m), Alstom will be responsible for designing the 660MW supercritical boilers and supplying associated pressure parts along with windboxes.

Scope of the contract also includes the provision of technical advisory for the erection and commissioning of the units.

The key components for the Karanpura STPP will be manufactured at Alstom’s plants located in Concordia, US, and in Durgapur of West Bengal, India.

"Scope of the contract also includes the provision of technical advisory for the erection and commissioning of the units."

Alstom Steam Business senior vice president Andreas Lusch said the latest BHEL contract marks the company’s another step towards the development of 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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To be built at Tandwa town of Chatra district in Jharkhand, the Karanpura project will generate electricity for approximately 35 years of plant’s life.

The supply of coal from Central Coalfields for the project is set to begin in the 13th Five Year Plan.