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MHI Lands Order For India Power Plant

Posted on January 18, 2010

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited (JPVL) of India to supply equipment for the power generation plant Units 1 and 2, at 660 MW each to be constructed in Nigrie, in Madhya Pradesh. This project is aimed at easing electricity shortages associated with the region's economic growth. Delivery of the equipment is slated for the fiscal year ending March 2012.

The scope of supply consists of two sets of supercritical-pressure coal-fired boiler and steam turbine/generator (STG). For the STG sets, MHI and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will manufacture and supply core components.

India has continued to see strong growth despite the global economic crisis, maintaining a 6.7% growth rate for fiscal year 2008. India's gap between electricity supply and demand has become increasingly serious. To cope with this energy supply issue, many large-scale coal-fired power plant construction projects are under way in various regions of the country.

MHI reports that they are responding to India's energy situation through local joint ventures and aggressive marketing activities. In an effort to contribute to the global efforts to combact environmental issues, the company said they will look to further strengthen its activities to develop the market for efficient supercritical-pressure steam turbines and boilers in India, where many projects to construct thermal power plants are planned.

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