Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator Pvt., Ltd. (Toshiba JSW), a Toshiba Group company based in Chennai has been awarded a contract by NTPC Limited, India’s largest state-owned energy service provider, for the supply of three 800 Mw supercritical steam turbine and generator island packages for the Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-I (3 x 800MW) in Kudgi. The contract has an estimated value of around $470 million (approximately Rs 2,315 crore)
Toshiba JSW was established in September 2008 and has inaugurated its main plant facility to manufacture mid- and large-sized turbines and generators on February 12, 2012. The contract is the largest-scale project for NTPC in recent years and the first EPC project for which Toshiba JSW will conduct most of its engineering, manufacturing and erection and commissioning work of the complete steam turbine and generator equipment as a prime contractor. Delivery of the equipment is expected to start in 2013.
Supercritical steam turbines and generators achieve more environmental friendly power generation by higher generating efficiency and Toshiba Group’s extensive experiences in their manufacture and delivery include delivery of 65 units in Japan and 18 units overseas, Toshiba said in a press release.
Toshiba Group has Toshiba JSW, 75 per cent owned subsidiary at Chennai, Toshiba India Private Limited as the EPC engineering center at New Delhi, TPSC (India) Private Limited as the erection and commissioning engineering center at Hyderabad. This local business organisation, track record, plus a high evaluation of Toshiba’s advanced technical capabilities, high efficiency and high reliability were factors in the selection of Toshiba JSW by NTPC.
With this contract, Toshiba Group has, at over 60 per cent of equipment ordered, secured the top share in India’s market for supercritical steam turbines and generators over 800 Mw.