India Names Contractor for Gas-Based Power Station

24 September 2009 (Last Updated September 24th, 2009 18:30)

India's engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a $415m (INR2,000 crores) turnkey contract from GMR Energy for developing the 2x384MW gas-based power station at Vemagiri, near Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. L&T will design, engineer, erect and commission of t

India's engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a $415m (INR2,000 crores) turnkey contract from GMR Energy for developing the 2x384MW gas-based power station at Vemagiri, near Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

L&T will design, engineer, erect and commission of the facility on a turnkey basis in addition to rendering construction and project management services.

The power station will have high efficiency steam turbines and advanced class gas turbines.

L&T will design and manufacture the heat recovery steam generators, condensers, cooling towers, valves and switchgear.

L&T subsidiary L&T-Sargent & Lundy will utilise Sargent & Lundy LLC's propriety technology to implement the plant integration and detailed engineering.

The project will be implemented on fast track and will reach completion before the end of 2012.

L&T executed GMR Group's 388.5MW power station at the same location, which was commissioned in 2006.