Toshiba Wins Major Order in India for Super-Critical Steam Turbines
OREANDA-NEWS. February 20, 2012. Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today announced that Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator Pvt., Ltd. (Toshiba JSW), a Toshiba Group company based in Chennai, India, has been awarded a contract by NTPC Limited, India's largest state-owned energy service provider, for the supply of three 800MW supercritical steam turbine and generator island packages for the Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-I (3 x 800MW) in Kudgi, Karnataka state. The contract has an estimated value of around US470 million dollars.
Toshiba JSW was established in September 2008 and has inaugurated its main plant facility to manufacture mid- and large-sized turbines and generators on February 12, 2012. The contract is the largest-scale project for NTPC in recent years and the first EPC project for which Toshiba JSW will conduct most of its engineering, manufacturing and erection and commissioning work of the complete steam turbine and generator equipment as a prime contractor. Delivery of the equipment is expected to start in 2013.
Supercritical steam turbines and generators achieve more environmental friendly power generation by higher generating efficiency and Toshiba Group's extensive experiences in their manufacture and delivery include delivery of 65 units in Japan and 18 units overseas. Toshiba Group has Toshiba JSW, 75% owned subsidiary at Chennai, Toshiba India Private Limited as the EPC engineering center at New Delhi, TPSC (India) Private Limited as the erection and commissioning engineering center at Hyderabad. This local business organization, track record, plus a high evaluation of Toshiba's advanced technical capabilities, high efficiency and high reliability were factors in the selection of Toshiba JSW by NTPC. With this contract, Toshiba Group has, at over 60% of equipment ordered, secured the top share in India's market for supercritical steam turbines and generators over 800MW.
Driven by strong economic expansion, the power generation equipment market in India is expected to see demand growth of more than 16,000MW a year in the decade from 2007 to 2017, according to Indian government's Eleventh (2007-2012) and Twelfth (2012-2017) Five-Year Plans. Coal-fired thermal power plants will account for over 60 percent of capacity growth, far surpassing other energy sources, and supercritical power plants will account for approximately 60 percent of thermal plants. The Indian government recognizes supercritical technology as a major tool for increasing generation capacity and efficiency while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and is strongly promoting adoption of the technology among India's utility companies. Toshiba JSW will seek to support this approach and to win more major contracts in India.
Going forward, Toshiba JSW will mainly manufacture steam turbines and generators from 500 to 1,000MW in scale, for the supply to the Indian and export markets. In addition to India, Toshiba Group including Toshiba JSW, Toshiba India and TPSC (India) is promoting efforts to reinforce its presence in markets around the world including Asia and the Middle East, where demand for thermal power systems is strong. Toshiba positions thermal power equipment, including supercritical technology as part of a comprehensive power generation portfolio that also includes nuclear, hydro and geothermal technologies, and that allows it to support companies, regions and countries in developing a strategic approach to energy security.