Mumbai: Engineering major Larsen & Toubro on Monday said it has bagged a Rs 5,689 crore order from state-owned Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam for setting up a supercritical thermal power project.
The order involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of two coal-fired thermal units of 660 MW each with supercritical parameters at Chhabra in Rajasthan.
"This is the country's first complete EPC order for 2x660 MW supercritical units placed by a state utility on the private sector," the company's Wholetime Director Shailendra Roy told reporters here.
The project has a stringent completion schedule of 42 months for Unit 1 and 45 months for Unit 2, he said.
"The order comes as L&T enters the advanced execution phase of several large supercritical thermal power projects, including those which are being built on an EPC basis as well as boiler-turbine-generator units and balance-of-plant packages," Roy said.
With this contract, L&T now has orders for supply and installation of 26 supercritical steam generators and steam turbine generators of 660 MW, 700 MW and 800MW worth around Rs 26,000 crore.
"In the last one-and-half years, no new orders were coming in, mainly due to issues like coal availability, environmental clearance, etc. But we are now seeing some positive trend in the sector and expect another 6-7 orders on the EPC side to be bid out in FY'14. We are well geared up and expect to have a good market share in this business," he said.
L&T has partnered with Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for manufacturing supercritical boilers and turbines. The L&T-MHI facility in Hazira, Surat has an annual capacity of manufacturing 5,000 MW of equipment, to be expanded to 6,000 MW.