Yokogawa India, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric, has won a contract from NTPC to supply control systems for the Kudgi supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant being built in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state, India.
To be built with a total investment of INR151.6bn (€1.8bn), the project will feature three 800MW units totalling 2,400MW in Kudgi village. The project, which will create around 3,000 jobs, will commission its first unit in June 2015, NTPC claims.
According to the contract, Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM VP integrated production control system, DPharp EJA series differential pressure/pressure transmitters, oxygen and liquid analysers, a CCTV system, a battery-powered UPS system and a paging system for each of the three units at the plant.
Yokogawa will also be the in charge of executing the project, including engineering, installation, commissioning and operator training.
In February 2012, Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator, a subsidiary of Toshiba, was awarded a contract valued at around €343.1m for the supply of three supercritical steam turbine and generator island packages.
Toshiba claims that supercritical steam turbines and generators produce more environmentally-friendly power by higher generating efficiency.
Additionally, L&T IDPL was awarded the contract by bid coordinator REC Transmission Projects to construct the power transmission line project on build, own, operate and maintain basis to transfer power from the plant.
The project, being implemented by a special purpose vehicle called Kudgi Transmission, includes the construction of two 400kV DC transmission lines totalling 7km from Kudgi to Narendra; a 765kV D/C transmission line from Narendra to Madhugiri (380km); and a 400kV D/C transmission line from Madhugiri to Bidadi (95km).
The entire project (both power plant and transmission line) has already received approval from the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Image: Yokogawa will provide CENTUM VP and other control systems for Kudgi thermal power plant in India. Photo: courtesy of Yokogawa.