GE Power it has been awarded four orders by NTPC Limited to supply and install Wet FGD systems for a combined value of INR 1783 crore (USD 247 million). The four power plant projects are:
- Solapur Super Thermal Power Project - 2x660 MW,
- Tanda Super Thermal Power Project Stage II - 2x660 MW,
- Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Project -1x500 MW, and
- Meja Thermal Power Project - 2x660 MW, by Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited (a JV of NTPC & UPRVUNL).
These new awards build on GE Power’s expertise in Wet FGD systems with the recent completion of facilities and performance guarantee tests for Wet FGD at NTPC’s Vindhyachal Stage V / Unit 13 - 1 x 500 MW thermal power plant and awarded contract for Wet FGD for NTPC’s 2x800 MW Telangana thermal power project earlier this year.
These six Wet FGDs together will treat more than 42 million cubic meters per hour of flue gas and will remove more than 540,000 tons of SO2 each year which will be converted into gypsum by-product for use in the construction industry.
“This is an important milestone in the country’s progress towards lowering the environmental footprint of its’ thermal power plants,” said Andrew H. DeLeone, Managing Director, GE Power India Limited. “NTPC is clearly leading the industry in adoption of emission-control equipment to comply with the new emission standards which is an encouraging sign. GE’s broad emission controls portfolio as well as services solutions that can improve coal power plants efficiency and flexibility and lower environmental impact, can further help India balance growing environmental concerns and the need to provide affordable power to its citizen.”