GE Power India has won two orders worth of Rs 327.5 crore from Doosan Power Systems India Pvt (DPSI) to supply ambient air quality control systems to be installed at power plants. “… awarded two contracts by DPSI to supply ambient air quality control systems for Jawaharpur and Obra C power plants operated by Jawaharpur Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (JVUNL) and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL), respectively,” a company statement said. According to the statement, the deal worth Rs 327.5 crore million (USD 49.2 million) includes four electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) that can remove particulate matter and help meet India’s ambient air quality regulation standards. It said GE Power is also supplying super critical steam turbines for the same projects, which are being executed by DPSI on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) basis. Once operational, these plants together will produce 2,640 mw, potentially powering nearly 16 million Indian homes. The technology is expected to bring down the emission of particulate matters below the mandated level under the new environmental guidelines.
On the significance of the project, Jeong Tae Song, MD (marketing) DPSI said: “GE has been a trusted technology partner and we hope to set an industry benchmark in emission control of thermal plants.” Andrew DeLeone, MD, GE Power India, hoped that these projects and their performance will be a model for other power plants to follow.
GE has a strong local team working on its extensive portfolio of air quality control systems. Globally, GE Steam Power Systems has the broadest portfolio of air quality control systems with more than 90 years of experience. Today, GE has 500 gw of air quality control systems in operation around the world and its technology can be applied to new power plants or can be retrofitted to existing ones.