Alstom to supply turbo-generator package for atomic power plant

23 August 2012 (Last Updated August 23rd, 2012 18:30)

France-based Alstom has secured a contract from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India to supply a turbine generator package for the Rajasthan Atomic Power Project located in Rajasthan, India.

France based Alstom has secured a contract from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India to supply a turbine generator package for the Rajasthan Atomic Power Project located in Rajasthan, India.

The company, in partnership with Bharat Heavy Electricals, will supply, install and commission the turbine generator packages for the atomic power plant's Units 7 & 8, which have a capacity of 700MW.

Alstom's share in the consortium contract is valued at about €100m.

The contract will see the expansion of the nuclear power station's capacity from the existing 1,180MW, which is anticipated to meet the increasing demand for power in India.

Patrick Fragman, Alstom Nuclear Business senior vice president, said: "With India envisioning to increase the contribution of nuclear power to overall electricity generation capacity from 3.2% to 9 % within 25 years, Alstom is well positioned to respond to the country's ever-increasing electricity requirements."

The firm executed its first contracts for Nuclear Power Corporation of India for Rajasthan Atomic Power Project Unit 1 and Unit 2 in 1973 and 1981, respectively.

It later became the technology provider through Bharat Heavy Electricals for the 220MW Park for Kakrapar.

India currently has 20 nuclear power units in operation, generating 4,780MW, and seven reactors are being constructed, which would add 5,300MW of power generation capacity, according to Alstom.