GE Power India has secured a $40m contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to supply components and services for supercritical steam generator island packages for thermal projects in Tamil Nadu, India.
The firm will supply components for the 2 x 800MW Uppur coal-based thermal power project and the 1 x 800MW North Chennai Supercritical coal-based project, stage III.
The addition, 2,400MW of power generated from these projects will boost the current approximate 13GW installed power generation capacity of Tamil Nadu, which is expected to provide electricity for around 7 million homes in the state.
Under the contract, GE Power India will supply pressure boiler parts and provide technical advisors during installation and commission. The components to be supplied will be developed in GE’s manufacturing plant in Durgapur, West Bengal.
GE's South Asia steam power systems country leader Alain Spohr said: “GE’s advanced supercritical technology powered equipment satisfies the most stringent environmental requirements and stand out for their robustness and high-reliability.
"It also helps in achieving around 3%-4% higher plant efficiency compared to conventional subcritical design.
"We are delighted to receive these contracts from BHEL, which marks another step in our successful collaboration on supercritical boiler technology.”
GE Power designs supercritical steam technology for efficient coal power plants and helps limit the effects of coal-fired power plants on the environment via emission reduction technologies.