National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has awarded a contract to power manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) for supply and installation of the Power Cycle Piping (PCP) package for Stage-I of the Barh Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Bihar, India.
Bhel has secured the contract to revive the Barh plant after NTPC terminated a contract with a foreign company.
The STPP will be situated at Barh in Patna district. The first stage of the development will see three units having a generation capacity of 660MW each. The contract is worth Rs3,690m ($57.7m).
Scope of work under the contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the entire Power Cycle Piping Package.
Bhel will design, manufacture and deliver the Power Cycle Piping equipment from its Piping Centre and Trichy-Valves Division.
Erection and commissioning of the equipment will be looked after by the firm’s Power Sector Eastern Region.
Bhel was also responsible for the revival of Stage-II (2x660MW) for Barh STPP, the contract for which was awarded to the firm in 2008.
Both the supercritical thermal units have been commissioned at the facility, which is expected to bring down coal consumption and lead to eco-friendly power production.
The firm has the capability to work as total systems provider for supercritical units and can deploy piping systems for power projects in compliance with international codes and standards.
As well as the Barh STPP projects, Bhel also won a contract for restarting 1,967MW gas turbine based Combined Cycle Project at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra for Ratnagiri Gas & Power (RGPPL).
Image: NTPC Barh Super Thermal Power Station. Photo: courtesy of Saket swagat sahoo / Wikipedia.