BGR bags Rs.3,600 cr NTPC contract

BGR Energy Systems emerged as the lowest bidder for supplying for all nine units of 800 MW steam turbine generator systems to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), according to B. G. Raghupathy, Chairman and Managing Director.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, he said NTPC had invited bids for 9 x 800 MW super-critical steam turbine generator units for Lara Super Thermal Power Project (2 x 800 MW); Darlipali Super Thermal Power Project Stage – I (2 x 800 MW); Gajmara Super Thermal Power Project Stage – I (2 x 800 MW); and Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project Stage – I (3 x 800 MW).

As per tender conditions, NTPC would award 5/4 units of super-critical steam turbines to the L-1 bidder, that is, BGR Energy. The value for the five units of super-critical steam turbines by BGR Energy was estimated to be Rs.3,600 crore. Last year, the company entered into a strategic alliance with Hitachi for manufacturing super critical steam turbine and generators and steam generators and consummated two joint ventures, BGR Turbines and BGR Boilers. The facilities, being set up near Madurantakam in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs.4,400 crore, would be a global manufacturing centre for Hitachi, Japan.

The company would commence construction by January 2012 and commence production in stages from January 2013.

The super-critical steam turbines for NTPC contract would be supplied from a mix of imports from Hitachi, Japan, and components manufactured by the joint venture company, BGR Turbines, and systems by BGR Energy. Mr. Raghupathy said the commissioning of the first turbine would be in 42 months and the next turbine would be two months thereafter for the particular project.

Source – Business Line

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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