GE Power To Build FGD At NTPC's STPP In Telangana
NYSE-listed GE Power, a world leader in power generation, will now install a Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) system at Phase-I (2X800 MW) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Telangana
NYSE-listed GE Power, a world leader in power generation, will now install a Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) system at Phase-I (2X800 MW) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Telangana. The US company with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources, has recently bagged the contract for a total value of Rs 309 crore ($47.50 million).
Interestingly, this happens to be the maiden stand-alone FGD order for GE in India, since the notification of new emission norms for thermal power plants by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF & CC) in December 2015. The bagging of this contract reinforces GE's commitment towards providing clean power solutions to the country, top company officials said.
Globally, GE Power is transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as its data-leveraging software. The innovative technologies and digital offerings of the company promise to help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable, the company claims.
The proposed Wet FGD system at Phase-I (2X800 MW) of NTPC’s Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Telangana will have a wet limestone-based open spray tower type design, comprising of an Absorber System, Slurry Preparation and Dewatering System. The company has been given a mandate of installing the FGD package in a period of 30 months for Unit-1 and within 36 months for Unit-2 from the date of contract.
“Given that coal is and will remain the energy mainstay for India in the times to come, it is imperative that the country upgrades its thermal fleet with higher efficiency, cleaner technology. Technologies such as FGD can play a significant role in controlling emissions from coal-based plants by reducing the SOx content in exit flue gas to the lowest levels anywhere in the world,” said Andrew H DeLeone, Managing Director, GE Power India Ltd.
Following the emission norms for SOx control issued by MoEF & CC in December 2015, it is mandatory for all thermal power plants in India to install FGD technology. It may be mentioned here that an installed base of nearly 165 GW of thermal plants has been identified by CEA for implementation of FGD. This is over and above the power plants presently under execution.
With this new award, GE will further strengthen its position in the FGD market. GE had previously executed standalone FGD project in India for NTPC’s Phase V, Unit- XIII (1 X 500 MW) Vindyachal Thermal Power Plant. In addition, GE is also in the process of implementing Turbine Island package for Telangana Phase-I (2X800 MW) STPP, officials said.