ABB Ltd received orders worth Rs.2,292 crore in the third quarter of 2015, it said in a release. The order inflow compensated for the award postponement experienced in the last two quarters. Continued focus on base orders resulted in healthy growth. In addition, large orders also grew significantly during the quarter. Notable projects in transmission, renewables and transportation offset the slowdown in traditional sectors. Order growth was marked by a few firsts like the marine generator and controlled start solutions for mining. Introducing and using such smart solutions to decouple growth from environmental impact in emerging markets is a core element in our Next Level strategy. The order backlog stood at Rs.8,275 crore as on September 30, 2015, providing visibility for future revenue.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has secured two orders, cumulatively valued at Rs.4,614 crore, for setting up two supercritical thermal power projects involving one unit each of 800 mw, in Andhra Pradesh. The projects are 1x800-mw Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (Dr NTTPS) Stage-V of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGENCO) and 1x800-mw Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station (SDSTPS) Stage-II, popularly known as Krishnapatnam Supercritical Thermal Power Project, of Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd. (APPDCL). Both the projects are valued Rs.2,307 crore each. With these orders, BHEL has now contracted 43 supercritical boilers and 38 supercritical steam turbine generators, a statement by BHEL noted.
The Power Transmission & Distribution division of Larsen & Toubro won orders worth Rs.758 crore in both the international and domestic markets. Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of L&T, has bagged an order against stiff competition from local players for the construction of four 132kV substations in Riyadh from National Grid, Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Company. Located in the Central Province of Saudi Arabia, these projects are to be completed in 22 months. The scope involves detailed design, engineering, construction, testing and commissioning of 132 kV gas insulated switchgear, 132/13.8kV, 50/67 MVA power transformers, 132/33 kV, 80/100 MVA power transformers, 13.8kV switchgears, 33kV switchgear, control and protection systems, substation automation systems, HVAC, fire fighting system, etc. In the domestic market, the business has bagged an EPC order from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd for a 765kV GIS substation package at Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) under the Interregional System Strengthening Scheme.
Punj Lloyd has received two contracts for village electrification works from NTPC. Together valued at Rs.483 crore, the orders relate to rural electrification works in the Puri and Koraput districts of Odisha and fall under the Centrally-sponsored Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutkaran Yojana. The scope of work for these two projects includes supply and erection for the rural electrification work for construction/augmentation of substations, installation of distribution transformers and providing service connections to below poverty line (BPL) consumers around the district. These projects have come in quick succession of Punj Lloyd’s debut in the power T&D space with two similar village electrification orders received from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, also in Odisha. These orders were announced in early October this year. Both the NTPC and PGCIL mandates are together worth around Rs.1,000 crore.
The Electrical Projects division of BGR Energy has received two orders totaling Rs.300 crore from state utility Transmission Corporation of Telangana and NTPC. These orders relate to setting up of 400/220kV substations in Khammam and Adilabad districts in Telangana. These orders have taken the outstanding order book to around Rs.8,374 crore.
Yuzhnouralsky Insulators & Fittings Plant, Russia, has landed a Rs.22 crore order from Power Grid Corporation of India for the supply of insulators. The Russian supplier will deliver 120kN and 160kN standard insulators for deployment in various components of the 765kV Wardha-Hyderabad link. This includes, among others, the 400kV double-circuit Nizamabad-Dichpalli transmission line, LILO of 400kV Hyderabad-Kurnool transmission line at Maheswaram PG substation, etc.
Gamesa India has reported the winning of a new order for a 50-mw turnkey wind power project with Perpetual Investment – a group entity of Atria Power, which will be developed at Kayathar in Tamilnadu. Gamesa will handle the entire infrastructure needed to operate the project with the supply, erection & commissioning of 25 units of G97 2.0 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 104m, specially designed for low wind sites in India. This project will be commissioned by March 2016.
Waaree Energies Ltd has landed an EPC contract for putting up a 75-mw solar power plant in Gujarat from an unnamed client, it said in a release. The scope of the work for Waaree Energies includes design, manufacture, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of the solar power plant. The plant is scheduled to get commissioned by March 2016. Waaree has collectively commissioned more than 200 mw of solar PV projects across India, the release added. In a related development, China-based Huawei Technology Co Ltd has announced its partnership with Waaree Energies Ltd. Waaree has placed an order for 100 MW’s of string Inverter and Smart PV solutions on Huawei for its projects in India.
Singapore-headquartered Sindicatum Renewable Energy has awarded Sterling & Wilson (S&W), a contract to set up a solar photovoltaic power plant in the Clark region of the Philippines. The 23-mw solar photovoltaic power plant will be installed in Clark Freeport Zone. Sterling and Wilson’s order book now stands at 101 mw in Philippines alone, a release from S&W said. The Clark project will be constructed under the Department of Energy (DOE) Philippines Solar Power Procurement Program under the feed-in-tariff mechanism.
Suzlon Group has announced that it has won its maiden order from Hero Future Energies, an independent power producer, for a 31.50-mw wind power project. Suzlon will install its S97 suite of wind turbine generators with 120m hub height and rated capacity of 2.1-mw each at Zaheerabad site in Medak district, Telangana on supply and installation basis. The project will be scheduled for commissioning by June 2016. The S97 - 120m is the world’s tallest hybrid tower and combines both lattice and tubular structure which is designed indigenously to harness the available wind energy across low wind sites. It increases energy output by around 12-15 per cent over other turbines of same capacity, a release from Suzlon said.
Gamesa India has entered into a twin agreement with Ostro Energy for turnkey supply and erection and commissioning of 200 mw projects at its Amba site in Madhya Pradesh and Nimbagallu site in Andhra Pradesh. While the 100-mw project in Madhya Pradesh will be commissioned by February 2017, the other 100-mw project in Andhra Pradesh will be rolled out by December 2016. As a part of this agreement, Gamesa will provide complete turnkey solutions for the dual project which will comprise of supply and erection of 50 units each, of its cutting edge wind turbine, the G97 2.0 MW with an increased hub height of 104m.