NTPC has awarded a contract to Alstom and NASL for modernisation of the Talcher super thermal power plant in India.

Under the €13m (INR 1,074m) contract, the two companies will renovate and modernise electrostatic precipitators (ESP) at four units of the 4 x 500MW Talcher power plant in Odisha.

The contract scope includes engineering, supply, erection, commissioning and testing of new parallel passes installed for four ESPs, a dry ash handling system for new passes and associated civil, mechanical and electrical works.

Alstom and NASL had executed ESP retrofits for NTPC’s Tanda 4 x 110MW plant as well.

The upgrade will reduce particulate emissions from the plant below 50mg/Nm³.

"The upgrade will reduce particulate emissions from the plant."

The project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2018.

Alstom Thermal Power & Renewable Power in India vice-president Patrick Ledermann said it is a significant step forward for Alstom and NASL and clearly reinforces the market’s faith in the company’s leading air quality control systems and services.

"Alstom’s extensive experience in providing customised retrofit solution, seamlessly integrated into the existing plant, made it the unparalleled choice for this project. Going forward, our focus will be to ensure the application of the most effective and efficient environmental control technology for the Talcher plant," Ledermann added.

NASL is a joint venture company between NTPC and Alstom.