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NTPC awards GE Steam Power $335M in contracts to significantly reduce emissions and improve air quality

July 10, 2019
  • GE Steam Power to supply Wet Flue Gas Desulphurization (Wet FGD) systems for three NTPC coal plants in a deal worth INR 2311 crores (USD 335 million).
  • With these three projects combined, GE will treat approximately 35 million cubic meters per hour of flue gas and will reduce up to 108,400 tons of SO2 per year, meeting India’s latest thermal power plant emission norms for SO2
  • GE Steam Power has installed more than 167 GW of SO2 reduction systems at power plants around the world, removing up to 99% of SO2 from the air.

Baden, Switzerland July 01, 2019: GE Steam Power today announced that it has been awarded three contracts from NTPC Limited to supply and install Wet FGD systems for a combined value of INR 2311 crores (USD 335 million). The three power plant projects are:

  • IGSTPP Jhajjar (3x500 MW) by Aravali Power Company Private Limited (APCPL)
  • Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station Stage I (2x500MW) & Stage II (2x500 MW) by NTPC Limited
  • Sipat Super Thermal Power Station by Stage I (3x660 MW) by NTPC Limited

GE’s scope includes design, engineering, civil work, supply, erection and commissioning of Wet FGD systems along with auxiliaries including limestone and gypsum handling systems and wet stack on full turnkey basis. In addition, GE’s scope for IGSTPP Jhajjar (3x500 MW) also includes ten years of operation & maintenance including the supply of spare parts.

Prashant Jain, Managing Director of GE Power India Limited, said “SO2 emissions reduction systems will play an instrumental role in transforming power plants and helping to reduce their environmental impact. NTPC is leading the industry in the adoption of emission-control equipment to comply with the new emission standards which is an encouraging sign. GE is proud to be associated in steps taken to curb emission level in the country”,

With these three Wet FGD projects together, GE will help NTPC to treat 35 million cubic meters per hour of flue gas and will remove up to 108,400 tons per year of SO2 which will be converted into gypsum by-product for use in the construction industry.

These new contracts are in addition to the Wet FGD projects which were awarded earlier to GE: Telangana STPP 2x800 MW, Solapur, Meja, Tanda – each of 2x660 MW and Unchahar – 1x500 MW. In addition to this, GE has already executed WFGD for 1x500 MW Vindhyachal TPP.

Today’s milestone further strengthens GE’s position in the FGD market, with a worldwide installed base of 167GW, 15.28 GW of which is in India including projects in execution, with a removal rate up to 99% of SO2.

GE Steam Power is an industry leader in clean power generation from coal with a broad portfolio of air quality control systems that can help further lower emissions. In India, GE has been partnering with the main power producers to offer advanced emission control technologies as well as services solutions to improve the efficiency and flexibility of the installed base while lowering its environmental impact.

About GE Steam Power:

GE Steam Power is an industry leader in cleaner power generation, supporting customers with everything from full turnkey plants and upgrades to core operations and maintenance of their coal and nuclear power plants. As today’s #1 steam franchise with more than 30% of the world’s steam turbine capacity, 50% of the world's steam turbines for nuclear power plants and 30% of the world’s boilers, GE Steam Power is delivering solutions that ensure a productive future for coal and nuclear power plants around the world.

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