Alstom in India has secured two strategic contracts for the execution of turnkey station control and instrumentation (C&I) for NTPC’s (National Thermal Power Corporation) 660 MW supercritical projects for Solapur and Mouda II located in the state of Maharashtra in India.
These contracts worth close to €8.4 million(INR 554 million) have been awarded to Power Automation & Controls (PAC)Business India.
The turnkey scope of the projects cover a combined area of complete station control with ALSPA Control systems – to be manufactured in Alstom’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India and Europe. While the automation solutions for the project will be integrated locally by setting up a integration facility in India, the electronic cards and assemblies will be manufactured by Alstom facilities in Europe. Alstom manages the complete engineering, supply, manufacture, delivery to site, installation, commissioning, testing and quality of the package.
As part of the PAC India R&D setup, Alstom has established a state-of-the-art large thermal Digital Control System (DCS) Reference Platform in India which will ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the products. The Platform is run on a 24×7 basis to subject the system to extreme conditions from a process perspective and ensure robustness of the product over its lifecycle.
This is the biggest project for Alstom in the C&I segment in India and also the first contract provided to Alstom by NTPC in the C&I 660 MW segment. As per the tender conditions, PAC India is also expected to get awarded an additional order for three units of 660 MW for the Nabinagar site located in the state of Bihar.
With this contract, a new market segment has opened up for PAC India. Alstom PAC India had collaborated with NTPC in the past for projects in the cities of Kawas and Gandhar. A total of 15.4 GW installed capacity of Alstom power plants in thermal and renewable energy sector in India work with ALSPA control system technologies.
“Alstom is recognised in India for its state-of-the-art solutions which aim at optimising efficiency, quality, availability and security of power generation plants and fleet. The Power Automation and Controls business is a major component of Clean Power offering of Alstom. With this contract, Alstom has reinforced its commitment towards providing clean power solutions by rising to the challenges posed by ever-surmounting energy needs of the country.” commented, Francois Carpentier, Vice President, Thermal and Renewable Power, Alstom India.