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GE Power completes NTPC's first WFGD unit at Vindhyachal plant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today announced the completion of first (WFGD) unit at NTPC's 500 MW Super Thermal Power in Vindhyachal,

The installation at is the first limestone-based WFGD commissioned in an power plant suitable for continuous operation at 500 MW unit for 100 per cent gas flow, a statement said.

The GE's scope of work in the project includes delivery of the WFGD system for the 1x500 MW pulverized coal-fired boiler unit on full turnkey basis, including designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, civil works, erection and commissioning.

This is a key step towards implementing SOx mandated by Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to reduce the emissions of thermal power plants.

Andrew DeLeone, Limited, said, "World over, the economics of power generation have become tighter and regulations have become even stricter."

As strives to attain the right mix of fuel sources to meet increasing demand and emissions goals, curbing SO2 emissions is a foremost priority.

"FGDs will play an instrumental role in transforming power plants to reduce their environmental impact. It is a proud moment for GE to be associated with this project and with NTPC, a customer we deeply value," DeLeone said.

"The successful completion of trial operation of this turn-key full flow system puts GE Power in a unique position in the country as gears-up to implement DeSOx solutions in an installed base in excess of 150 GW.

GE is an industry leader in cleaner power generation from coal with a broad portfolio of that can help further lower atmospheric emissions. For thermal plants, GE offers with high collection efficiency, reduced capital costs, and low auxiliary power loads.

Today's milestone further strengthens GE's position in the market, with a worldwide installed base of approximately 60 GW. GE's other FGD installations in India include sea water based FGD systems at Tata Power, JSW Ratnagiri and Adani Mundra.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:55 IST