Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Power business vertical has bagged a Mega* Power project order for 2 x 660 MW Ultra-Super Critical power pant at Buxar district in Bihar from SJVN Thermal Private Ltd. In march this year, PM Modi had laid the foundation stone for this project and it is the first Ultra-Super Critical thermal power project in Bihar.
L&T’s Scope in Buxar TPP
L&T shall be working on turnkey basis. It shall provide design, engineering, manufacturing, procurement, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning for Buxar Thermal Power Project.
L&T shall also be taking care of various systems such as – raw water intake, make-up water, coal & ash handling, compete E&I and ash dyke. The contract also covers switch yard and complete civil, structural and architectural works. The contract also includes steam generator, steam turbine generator, electrostatic precipitation, NOx control system, flue gas de-sulphurization (FGD) system and complete balance of plant (BoP) systems.
As mentioned in L&T’s press release dated on 24th June 2019, Mr. Shailendra Roy, CEO & M.D, L&T Power & Whole-Time Director, L&T, stated that the company understands importance of this project for Bihar and shall set a benchmark for quality, safety, equipment / system performance and for completion schedule. He also mentioned that many of the equipment shall be manufactured in L&T’s facility at Hazira, Gujarat. Adding more to this, the project would be in line with “Make in India” initiative.
He also mentioned that it is expected that “the first unit should be done in 48 months” as all necessary approvals have been received.
L&T Expects Growth in Thermal Power
Mr. Shailendra Roy stated in an interview with CNBC TV18, dtd. 24th June 2019, coming five years shall provide growth through industrialization. According to the 19th Electric Power Survey “299 gigawatt (GW) are required to sustain India’s growth. If that is to be met, there will be a shortage of 37 GW by 2023”. In the same news Shailendra Roy expressed his assumption that 8-10 GW per year will be required from thermal plants. This should lead to a good future of thermal for next 7-8 years.
About SJVN: It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJVN Ltd, a joint venture of Govt. of India and Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. It is a Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertaking.
About L&T: It is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, construction, manufacturing, engineering and financial services presently operating in 30 countries.
*As per L&T’s press release – classification of Power Projects:
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