NTPC spreads its wings to overseas power markets

Mumbai, Jan 5 | Updated: Jan 6 2006, 05:48am hrs
The state-run NTPC, in a serious bid to globalise its operations, has formulated a comprehensive plan to pursue business opportunities in the overseas power market. NTPC is currently planning on a priority basis to set up power projects in Sri Lanka and Nigeria.

This apart, the company has submitted offers against international bids to Nam Power, Namibia for providing operation and maintenance (O&M) consultancy/advisory services for 800 MW Kudu combined cycle power station.

It has submitted a bid to the Nigerian government for providing consultancy services to Niger Delta Power Holding Company for implementation of seven mega power stations in Nigeria.

NTPC has also filed bid with Electricite Du Liban, Lebanon for providing O&M services for a period of five years for Dier Amar and Zahrani gas based power stations each of 435 MW. The company has also participated in the tender floated by Eskom, south Africa for engineering and other services for 660 MW Matimba B project.

The company as of December 2005 has received order for imparting training to power plant technicians of Oman Oil Refinery company at Muscat, Oman.

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Involved in power projects in Sri Lanka and Nigeria. Has already submitted offers to Nam Power, Namibia
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NTPC's technology collaborators being ABB, Germany (Anta 413 MW), ABB, Germany (Jhanor-Gandhar 648 MW), GE, USA (GEC-Alsthom), France (Kawas 645 MW), and Siemens, Germany (Dadri 817 MW)

NTPC sources told FE, A dedicated international cell has been created in NTPC for tapping emerging opportunities in the global market. Currently the cell is focusing in the middle east Asia-Pacific and African regions. The company, with operating capacity of 23,749 MW in India, has experience of working with equipment sourced from USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Russia.

NTPCs technology collaborators for various projects include ABB, Germany (Anta 413 MW), ABB, Germany (Jhanor-Gandhar 648 MW), GE, USA (GEC-Alsthom, France (Kawas 645 MW), Siemens, Germany (Dadri 817 MW).