Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday said that it had secured Rs 5,689 crore order from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam for setting up two units of 660 MW thermal power project on Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) basis.
This is the country’s first complete EPC order for two 660 MW super-critical units placed by a state utility to the private sector. The contract was won following international competitive bidding, involving several bidders. The project has a stringent completion schedule of 42 months for Unit 1 and 45 months for Unit 2.
“The order involves design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of two coal-fired thermal units with supercritical parameters at Chhabra in Baran district of Rajasthan,” said the company in statement.
The order comes as L&T enters the advanced execution phase of several large super-critical thermal power projects. These include complete projects being built on an EPC basis as well as boiler-turbine-generator units and Balance-of-Plant packages.
With this contract, L&T now has orders for supply and installation of 26 supercritical steam generators and steam turbine generators of 660 MW, 700 MW and 800MW.
L&T’s advanced manufacturing plants in Hazira, Surat are among the world’s largest integrated facilities for power plant equipment. The company has joint ventures with global leader Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan for making of super-critical boilers and turbines.
In addition, the facilities at Hazira also manufactures critical equipment and components including high pressure piping, coal pulverizers, fans, heaters, condensers, electro static precipitators and heavy forgings.