The power business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has successfully operationalised two thermal power units of 660 MW each at NTPC’s Khargone Super Thermal Power project in Madhya Pradesh and Tanda Thermal Power Station in Uttar Pradesh. This has enabled NTPC to add 1320 MW capacity to the national grid and has also demonstrated L&T’s capabilities in executing complex power projects in the country.
The 660 MW Khargone unit is the country’s first ultra-supercritical unit set up on complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. The 660 MW Tanda unit is equipped with supercritical boiler manufactured by L&TMHPS Boilers. The Khargone and Tanda projects are each of 2×660 MW capacity. S N Subrahmanyan, CEO & Managing Director – L&T, said, “Successful completion of full load trial run of India’s first ultrasupercritical power plant unit showcases our robust capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and construction.”
Shailendra Roy, CEO & Managing Director – L&T Power & Whole-time Director – L&T, said, “Of late, NTPC and other state utilities are preferring the EPC route for execution of big power projects as the projects set up earlier on multiple split packages have seen enormous delays due to complexities in coordination, interface issues, absence of single point responsibility, etc. ”