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Siemens To Deliver Steam Power

Units to provide combined installed electrical generating capacity of over 3300 MW

Posted on August 4, 2014

Siemens Energy is supplying steam turbine generator sets and associated instrumentation and control (I&C) components to power plant projects in India.

The machines are destined for the coal-fired units of the North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, and for the IB Thermal Power Station Banharpalli in the neighboring state of Odisha. Siemens said the turbine generators deliver a combined installed electrical generating capacity of over 3300 MW. The customer is the Indian company Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), Siemens' licensed partner in India.

The coal-fired North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project consists of three power plant units generating a total output of 1980 MW. It will be the first coal-fired power plant in India to operate with supercritical steam parameters of 593°C/593°C at 260 bar. To save water, a scarce resource in the region, the plant is equipped for air-cooling - likewise a first in India in this performance class, the company said. For Unit 1, Siemens' scope of supply comprises an SST5-6000 steam turbine and an SGen5-3000H generator, as well as I&C components. For Units 2 and 3, Siemens will deliver the I&C components for the turbine-generator sets. BHEL is erecting the plant on a turnkey basis for India's National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). Delivery of the machinery is scheduled for 2016, while commercial operation is set to launch in 2018.

For Units 3 of the coal-fired 1320 MW IB Thermal Power Station Banharpalli, Siemens is supplying an SST5-6000 steam turbine and an SGen5-3000H generator with accompanying turbine generator I&C components. For Unit 4, the company will deliver the I&C components for the turbine-generator set. BHEL is constructing the new units for Odisha Power Generation Corp. Ltd. (OPGCL).