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Looking to strengthen its presence in the fast growing Indian market, General Electric will introduce 660 and 800 MW supercritical steam turbines this year.
The country is looking to expand its capacity by 100 GW in the next five years. Much of the new capacity will be coal, though nuclear, and to some extent gas, will also play a significant role. Steam turbines will provide more than 60% of the power capacity growth.
A key feature of the Indian power scene is the development of mega coal plants of many GW of capacity, especially in mine-mouth locations. GE has licensing agreements with several Indian OEMs for steam turbines. With Bangalore-based Triveni Engineering, it licenses turbines of 30 MW to 100 MW.
GE is tying up with Indian companies to provide integrated coal plant solutions. "We are open to associating with leading independent boiler OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), Consultants and EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contractors to develop the most optimal solution to the plant owners," said Kishore Jayaraman, President of GE India.