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GE Power India Bags Rs 468-Crore Orders From BHEL

GE Power India today said it has bagged twin boiler equipment orders from BHEL for supercritical thermal power projects worth approximately Rs 467.9 crore.

"GE Power India has been awarded twin boiler equipment orders by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. for supercritical thermal power projects in Patratu and Udangudi worth approximately Rs 467.9 crore exclusive of taxes (i.e. approximately $68.3 million)," the company said in a BSE filing.

BHEL is executing engineering, procurement and construction contract for the phase-I expansion of Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd's 2400 MW supercritical thermal power station at Patratu and for the first stage of a proposed 1,320 MW supercritical thermal power plant at Udangudi by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd.

As part of the order, GE Power will supply pressure parts equipment for the Patratu project at an order value of $52 million and to Udangudi thermal power projects at a value of $20.4 million, for onshore supply.

The equipment, including pressure parts, for both these projects will be sourced from GE's manufacturing facility in Durgapur, West Bengal.

"This is a key milestone in our partnership with BHEL on supercritical boiler technology for thermal power plants,” Andrew DeLeone, managing director at GE Power India said in a statement. “GE's advanced supercritical technology power equipment are fully compliant with the most stringent environmental norms....GE and BHEL's collaboration makes both companies stronger," he added.