Alstom would supply components and services for the 2×500-MW Neyveli new thermal power project coming up at Neyveli in Tamil Nadu. The contract worth €125 million has been awarded by BHEL.

Under the contract, Alstom would co-operate with BHEL in conceptualising, designing, engineering and supplying two tower boilers, the complete lignite milling and firing equipment, and critical components. It will be engineered and manufactured in Alstom’s facilities in Stuttgart in Germany as well as in Durgapur in West Bengal and Shahabad in Andhra Pradesh in India.

Durgapur workshop_ProjectsMonitorAndreas Lusch, Senior Vice President of Alstom’s Steam business, said, “The Neyveli project will showcase the leading combustion technologies of Alstom with difficult fuels such as lignite, which we believe has an important part to play in the Indian energy landscape. Our extensive local manufacturing footprint and resource capability will be mobilised along with BHEL teams to make the project a success.”

The 2×500-MW greenfield Neyveli project, being developed by Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, will be the first lignite–fired power plant in the country and major source of power to the southern states.

Himachal Pradesh: In an independent development, Alstom also received two contracts worth RS.298 crore for supply of two 400/220/66kV gas-insulated sub-stations for hydro power projects at Wangtoo and Gumma in Himachal Pradesh.

The orders were placed from L&T and HP Power Transmission Corporation Ltd to improve the transmission capacity of HPPTCL for evacuation of power generated by hydropower sources across the state.

The scope of the Wangtoo project, worth RS.15.5 crore, comprises design, engineering, manufacture, supply, testing, and commissioning of equipment and of Gumma project, worth RS.14.3 crore includes, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, commissioning and also comprises civil works of 400kV and 220kV GIS substation on a turnkey basis.

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