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BHEL-Alstom consortium wins mega nuclear order

EM NEWS BUREAU ,  Friday, May 06, 2011, 14:26 Hrs  [IST]

Untitled - 12.jpgAconsortium of Bharat Heavy Electricals and France's Alstom has won a Rs.jpg1,600-crore ($360 million) order for supply of steam turbine generators for the upcoming 2x700-mw Kakrapur nuclear power station in Gujarat.

BHEL, which has a Rs.jpg880-crore share in the contract, has secured an additional Rs.jpg40-crore order for supply of instrumentation for the 1,400-mw nuclear power project being set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

For BHEL, this is the first-ever order for steam turbine generators for new rating 700-mw nuclear sets pressurised heavy water reactors, a statement by BHEL noted.

India currently operates 20 nuclear power plants and nearly 70 per cent of NPCIL's installed capacity of 4,780 mw in the country comes from equipment manufactured and commissioned by BHEL, the PSU engineering firm said in the statement. The project will contribute to India's plans to increase its nuclear capacity to 20 GW by 2020.
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