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). The three power plant projects are IGSTPP Jhajjar (3×500 MW) by Aravali Power Company Private Limited (APCPL), Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station Stage I (2x500MW) & Stage II (2×500 MW) by NTPC and Sipat Super Thermal Power Station Stage I (3×660 MW) by NTPC.
GE’s scope includes design, engineering, civil work, supply, erection and commissioning of Wet FGD systems along with auxiliaries including limestone and gypsum handling systems and wet stack on full turnkey basis. In addition, GE’s scope for IGSTPP Jhajjar (3×500 MW) also includes ten years of operation and maintenance including the supply of spare parts.
Prashant Jain, Managing Director of GE Power India said, “SO2 emissions reduction systems will play an instrumental role in transforming power plants and helping to reduce their environmental impact. NTPC is leading the industry in the adoption of emission-control equipment to comply with the new emission standards which is an encouraging sign. GE is proud to be associated in steps taken to curb emission level in the country.” With these three Wet FGD projects together, GE will help NTPC to treat 35 million cubic meters per hour of flue gas and will remove up to 108,400 tons per year of SO2 which will be converted into gypsum by-product for use in the construction industry.