Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a INR79bn (approximately $1.3bn) engineering, procurement and construction contract from NTPC for the North Karanpura super thermal power project (STPP) in Jharkhand, India.
BHEL's scope of work for the North Karanpura STPP includes design, engineer, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning for the EPC package comprising three units.
The company will manufacture key equipment for the project at its Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bangalore facilities in India. BHEL's Power Sector - Eastern Region will be responsible for civil works and erection / commissioning of the equipment.
Supercritical sets operating on higher supercritical steam parameters (593°C / 593°C at 260ata) will be supplied for the project.
The supercritical sets will result in reduced consumption of coal by the power plant. Equipped with air cooled condensers, the machines will address the issue of water scarcity in the area.
In February 2013, the Indian Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Power for developing North Karanpura STPP by NTPC in the vicinity of Tandwa town, Chatra district in Jharkhand. The CCI has also agreed to restore the original coal linkage for the project.
The power plant, which will have environment friendly super-critical technology, will have three coal-fired supercritical thermal units of 660MW each. NTPC will generate power for approximately 35 years of plant life.