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L&T Wins Rs.1,885 Crore Order from NTPC

Mumbai : Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) through its joint venture company L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Limited (LMB) has secured an order worth ? 1,885 crore from NTPC Limited. The contract includes setting up of two units of 660 MW each supercritical steam generators for Tanda Thermal Power Plant Stage-11 on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. LMB's scope includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning and conducting performance guarantee of two coal-fired steam generator units with supercritical parameters. The project site is located on the banks of the Tanda canal near Bahadurpur village in the Ambedkar Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. This is LMB's first order for supercritical steam generators from NTPC. The order was won through competitive bidding involving several national and international players. The project is scheduled to be completed in 46 and 52 months for the respective units. Commenting on the order, Mr. Shailendra Roy, Whole-time Director (Power, Minerals & Metals) L&T said, "We have the manufacturing and execution capabilities to deliver to stringent schedules while conforming to global standards." The order from NTPC affirms L&T's credentials in EPC execution of power plant equipment. LMB is currently executing 11 units of similar large capacity steam generators (660/700 MW) in India totaling 7340 MW. Two units of Nabha Power Ltd at Rajpura (Punjab) have already achieved commercial operation and the remaining are in advanced stages of execution. LMB also caters to markets in countries like Taiwan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines for engineering services and supply of pressure parts and pulverisers. L&T-MHPS Boilers Pvt Ltd (formerly known as L&T-MHI Boilers Pvt Ltd) is a joint venture company of Larsen & Toubro Ltd, India with 51% equity and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Japan with 49% equity, was incorporated on October 09, 2006. LMB has its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Hazira, Gujarat for manufacture of pressure parts and coal pulverisers for supercritical steam generators having capacity of 5000 MW per annum.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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