India: MHI, Marubeni Win GTCC Power Station Order
Marubeni Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have jointly signed a Contract for rehabilitation work on a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation station in Auraiya, in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, from NTPC Limited, the country’s largest state-owned power company.
The power plant to be rehabilitated has an installed capacity of 663.36 MW (megawatts).
The turnkey contract was signed on December 12. It calls for revamping of gas turbines and renewal of control equipment and also includes equipment supply and installation work. MHI will supply the major equipment. The project is slated for completion in April 2015.
The Auraiya GTCC power station has been operating since 1990 with outstanding operational availability, making a strong contribution to stable power supply. The rehabilitation work is expected to boost the power station’s installed capacity by 55 MW and extend its service life by more than 10 years, thereby contributing further to power supply stabilization and enhancing India’s national infrastructure.
Earlier, Marubeni and MHI received an order from India for a 347 MW GTCC power station for PPN Power Generating Company Private Ltd., an independent power supplier. Delivery was completed in 2001, with MHI supplying the major equipment and Marubeni handling installation work. Marubeni and MHI believe their team’s highly acclaimed plant delivery track record and the technological reliability demonstrated by the PPN project contributed to the winning of the latest order.
Today India suffers from a chronic power supply/demand gap due to increasing electricity demand in line with the country’s economic growth. In response, many similar projects are planned to rehabilitate existing power stations or construct new power stations.
Gaining momentum from the latest order, Marubeni and MHI look to expand business in India further as their way of contributing to the alleviation of the country’s power shortages, improvement of its infrastructure and, ultimately, its future economic growth.
LNG World News Staff, December 14, 2012; Image: MHI