Alstom Projects India, a subsidiary of Alstom SA, has won a contract worth INR 2.65bn from Lanco Infratech to install a new hydro power plant on Teesta River, in the Sikkim region, India.

Under the terms of the deal Alstom Hydro will supply 4 x 125MW Francis turbines and generators, main inlet valves and control and protection systems.

The contract also includes design, engineering, erection, testing and commissioning.

The order will be carried out by Alstom’s hydro facility in Vadodara, India, with the project scheduled for completion by 2013.

The electricity output of the new 500MW plant will be connected to the country’s power grid.

The river Teesta, fed by the snow and glaciers of Kanchenjungha and the Himalayas, originates in north Sikkim at 8400m above sea level.