Concrete works of the turbine hall foundation slab at Unit – 2 of Bangladesh’s maiden Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) has been completed on August 6, 2019.
The power business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged significant EPC orders from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) to set up Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) systems in three power plants.
The supply of the main equipment for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu (India) was completed.
The article discusses smart techniques aiming to optimised the operating parameters of plant and facilitating the work of operators and maintenance engineers. - Ashok Upadhyay
GE Power has been awarded three contracts from NTPC to supply and install Wet FGD systems for a combined value of Rs 2311 crore (USD 335 million).
Parag Yelegaonkar, Business Development Manager, Testo India talks about the importance of thermal imaging cameras in the power sector, his company’s most advanced thermal imaging cameras, and more in an email interaction with Electrical India.
Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the technical consultants and main equipment suppliers for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, announced that ‘innovative unit-2 of the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant-2’ for the first-time supplied electricity to the national grid.
Fortum, a Finnish energy company is bringing its proven NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) reduction technology in India un-der the new business ‘Fortum eNext’. As part of this initiative, the company recently organised a seminar in Mum-bai to showcase its innovative global technology and its holistic solutions, with a special focus on offerings for thermal power plants in India. On the sidelines of this event, Juha Suomi, Area Director, Asia, Fortum eNext and Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India speak to Subhajit Roy and explain about the company’s roadmap for Indian market. Excerpts:
After a series of successful and comprehensive tests, including on its twin KLT-40 reactor system, the one of its kind floating nuclear power unit (FPU) ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ is ready for commercial operations in Russia.
Tata Projects has received a prestigious order from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).
Gas turbines are found to be more efficient than coal power plants at full load and at minimum complaint load. However, their efficiency range is broader and their minimum power load is higher than those of coal power plants. - Ashok Upadhyay
Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) has gained pace with MoEFCC notification for compulsory installation of FGD system in the existing and upcoming thermal power plants to curb SOx emissions. – Supriya A Oundhakar, Associate Editor
Indian power sector is poised to attract investments worth Rs 11,55,652 crore between 2017 and 2022. Let’s see what’s in store for power sector in 2019 and beyond. By Subhajit Roy, Group Editor
“Thermal industry is on the mend, as stressed IPPs are under various stages of debt reduction through resolution plans or by way of bankruptcy proceedings.” - Ankur Agarwal, Divya Charen
“As the macro and sectoral factors improve, backed by strong legislative and policy measures - such as amendments to Electricity Act and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code - stress in the thermal power sector will abate but it is a long road ahead!” - Sambitosh Mohapatra, Sandeep Kumar Mohanty
“The major difficulties being faced by the coal-based projects are regarding availability of coal and payment delays by the DISCOMs. Ashok Khurana, Director General, Association of Power Producers (APP)”
The main feature of the Indian project (Kudankulam) is a unique combination of active and passive safety systems that provide maximum resilience against external and internal impacts, including tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even an aircraft crash. - Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO, Rosatom South Asia
Despite the strong rationale for reducing GHG emissions, the installation of nuclear power projects is slower than other projects. A closer look. - Ashok Upadhyay
GE Power announced that it has been awarded four orders by NTPC to supply and install Wet FGD systems for a combined value of INR 1783 crore (USD 247 million).
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh has directed the concerned officials to expedite the investment approval for the Buxar Thermal Power Project at the earliest so that foundation stone laying ceremony can take place by January, 2019.