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Toshiba has been awarded a contract by NTPC Limited, India’s largest state-owned energy service provider, for the supply of two 800MW super-critical steam turbine and generator island packages for the Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station in Darlipali, Orissa state. The new steam turbines will enter operation by early 2018. Toshiba JSW will carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the complete steam turbine and generator island packages.
Toshiba can provide customers with competitive EPC solutions, and the company believes it is an acknowledgement of Toshiba’s excellent track record for successful completion of challenging projects around the world within contractual schedules.
In January 2014, Toshiba Corporation reinforced its thermal power generation business in India by integrating the engineering function of Toshiba India Pvt., Ltd. into Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator Pvt., Ltd., a manufacturer of turbines and generators based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state. The company, renamed Toshiba JSW, is positioned to provide full EPC solutions for thermal power plants, and is working to expand its business in India and the surrounding region.
In India, Toshiba Group has won orders for ten sets in all: five for Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Power Company Limited, India’s largest private sector power utility, for its Mundra UMPP in Gujarat, which are now in successful commercial operation; three for NTPC’s Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project; and now two sets for the Darlipali Super Thermal Power Project. The company has also won an order for two 660MW supercritical steam turbine and generator island packages for Meja Thermal Power Project from Meja Urja Nigam Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between NTPC and UPRVUNL.
Driven by strong economic growth, India’s power generation equipment market is expected to see demand growth of more than 16,000MW a year in the decade from 2007 to 2017, according to Indian government’s Eleventh (2007-2012) and Twelfth (2012-2017) Five-Year Plans.
Coal-fired thermal power plants will account for over 60 percent of capacity growth, far surpassing other energy sources, and supercritical power plants will account for approximately 60 percent of thermal plants.