Alstom wins contract from BHEL

The contract, it said, is worth about 27 million euro (USD 35 million).

Updated: Jul 03, 2013, 19:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Alstom SA, the world's third-largest power-equipment maker, on Tuesday said it has won a 27-million-euro contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) for supply of components and services for a power plant in Rajasthan.

"Alstom has been awarded a contract by BHEL to supply components and services for the 2x660 MW Suratgarh Super Thermal Power Project (STPP), located in Suratgarh, Rajasthan, India," the company said in a statement here.

The contract, it said, is worth about 27 million euro (USD 35 million).

Alstom is to help BHEL in designing the boilers and supply identified pressure parts of the 660 MW supercritical boilers, along with windboxes.

It will also assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the units.

"Key components will be manufactured in Alstom's manufacturing facilities in Concordia (USA), as well as in Durgapur (India). The units I & II are expected to be commissioned by 2016," it said.

Commenting on this contract, Patrick Ledermann, Vice President, Alstom Thermal Power & Renewable Power in India, said, "Alstom's supercritical boilers are state-of-the-art technology and are designed to address the challenges of the power industry in India."

Alstom has got eights contracts from BHEL between 2008 and 2013 for supercritical boilers in Barh II, Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yermaras, Bellary, Mouda and most recently Nabinagar and Gadarwara in India.

The 20 billion euro Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure.

It has been present in India since 1911 and has two engineering centres at Noida and Kolkata besides 11 manufacturing untis in the country.