KEC International Ltd. (KEC), in a release, announced the winning of new orders of Rs. 1,931 crore, in diverse segments. These orders span the company’s power T&D, cables, railways and solar EPC business.
The power T&D business has secured orders of Rs. 1,756 crore across India, SAARC, Middle East, Africa and the Americas, KEC said.
Atria Brindavan Power Pvt Ltd has placed a 40-MW firm and unconditional order on Vestas for the first phase of its wind power project in Karnataka. For the Basavane Bagewadi wind farm in Bijapur district, Vestas would be supplying and installing 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines. The order also includes 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.
Turbine delivery and commissioning is expected for the first quarter of 2018.
With more than 37 GW installed in 45 countries on six continents since its debut, Vestas’ 2-mw platform is the most widely installed platform in the industry. Vestas has installed more than 3 GW of turbines in India, a release from Vestas said.
GE Power India Ltd (formerly Alstom India Ltd) has reported the winning of an order worth Rs.327.50 crore from Doosan Power Systems India Pvt Ltd for the supply of four units of 660-mw electrostatic precipitators (ESP). These ESPs will be deployed at the 2×660-mw Obra and the 2×660-mw Jawaharpur supercritical power projects, being developed by state power generation utility Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. The precipitators will be equipped with latest GE controllers, a stock exchange filing of GE Power India said. Doosan Power Systems India Pvt Ltd (DPSI) is the EPC contractor for both the Obra and Jawaharpur projects. While Obra is a brownfield expansion, Jawaharpur (implemented by a wholly-owned subsidiary of UPRVUNL) is a greenfield project.
The technology would bring down the emission of particulate matters to 18mg/Nm3 in Obra C and to 17mg/Nm3 in Jawaharpur. These levels are around 40 per cent lower than the requirement of 30mg/Nm3 as defined in the new environmental norms released by Union ministry of environment & forests in December 2015.
GE Power is also supplying supercritical steam turbines for the same projects, which are being executed by DPSI on EPC basis.
GE, in a release, has announced that it has been selected by the Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SP Group) to supply the power generation equipment for the upcoming 220-mw combined cycle power plant in the Bhola district of Bangladesh. This will be GE’s second power plant in Bhola of the same capacity with the first being commissioned in 2015.
Ujaas Energy Ltd has reported the winning of two new orders in Jharkhand. In a stock exchange filing, the Indore-headquartered company said that Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency has placed a work order for installation of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic plants for an aggregate capacity of 3.5 mw on turnkey basis for individual, commercial and industrial consumers in Jharkhand. The same agency has also mandated Ujaas on a project envisaging 5-mw worth of rooftop grid-connected solar plants on government buildings in Jharkhand.
GE T&D India has reported new order inflows of Rs.15.8 billion (Rs.1,580 crore) during the first quarter (April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017) of FY18, the company said in a stock exchange filing. This was 99 per cent higher than (or nearly double) the comparable level of the same quarter in FY17.
A significant order included the 765kV GIS switchyard package at Jawaharpur in Uttar Pradesh. GE T&D India will also build a 765kV air-insulated substation and a 400kV GIS substation at Obra, also in Uttar Pradesh. Jawaharpur and Obra are sites for two 2×660-mw supercritical coal-fired power plants being built by state power utility Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL.) The contracts were placed on GE T&D India by Doosan Power Systems India Pvt Ltd, the main EPC contractor for the two power plants.
In Uttar Pradesh itself, GE T&D India clinched the mandate for electrical balance of plant (eBOP) for the 3×660-mw Ghatampur thermal power project that is being developed by a joint venture between Central PSU NLC India (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation) and the Uttar Pradesh state power utility UPRVUNL.
The list of orders for GE T&D India also includes the supply of a 765kV AIS substation at Warangal in Telangana. The equipment will be part of a mega transmission project being implemented by Warora Kurnool Transmission Ltd (a subsidiary of Essel Infraprojects Ltd) under the tariff-based competitive bidding basis. The order was placed by the project EPC contractor Essel Mumbai WTR Pvt Ltd, which according to information available to T&D India, is a joint venture between Essel Group and Chattrapati Infrastructure Projects Pvt Ltd.
GE T&D India’s outstanding order book stood at around Rs.8,420 crore as of June 30, 2017, the stock exchange filing said.
Alfanar Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Riyadh-based Alfanar Group, has placed an order on Suzlon Group for the supply of 24 units of Suzlon’s S111-90m wind turbine generators, each with a rated capacity of 2.1 mw.
These turbines will be deployed for a 50.4-mw wind power project at an undisclosed location in India, representing Alfanar first renewable energy project in the subcontinent. The project is scheduled for commissioning by March 2018.
Alfanar Energy is eyeing the Indian market as an independent power producer in the renewable energy space. The group has allocated resources for setting up 2.2 GWs of renewable energy projects in the next five years and will focus on wind, solar (PV and CSP) and biomass primarily in MENA, India and Southern Africa.
Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services. The project has the potential to provide power to over 27,000 households and reduce 0.10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
KEC International Ltd has secured new orders of Rs.1,845 crore, the RPG Group company said in a release.
The power transmission and distribution (T&D) business has secured orders of Rs.1,684 crore in India and the Americas. These include: (1) an EPC order for construction of 765kV and 400kV transmission Lines from an unnamed TBCB developer in western and southern India. (2) a turnkey order for construction of a 400kV transmission line in south India from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (3) an order for construction of 400kV and 220kV substations in south India for the Yettinahole integrated water project (4) various supply orders in Americas.
The cables business (formerly RPG Cables) has also secured various supply/EPC orders of Rs.161 crore, the release added.
“The order book in our core T&D Business has strengthened significantly with the above order wins. Overall, we have a very strong order book and a healthy L1 position,” commented Vimal Kejriwal, MD & CEO, KEC International Ltd.