RInfra gets approval for NTPC plant flue gas de-sulphurisation

Mumbai, Feb 12 Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) said on Sunday that it has received approval from state-run power generator NTPC for flue gas desulphurisation works on its plant in Haryana’s Jhajjar.

R-Infra said in a release here that the order value of the project, designed to control noxious sulphur dioxide emissions, is Rs 567 crore. In the tender for the project, the company had earlier emerged as the lowest bidder in a field that included leading Indian and foreign engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms.

“Reliance Infrastructure EPC has received the Letter of Approval (LoA) from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for flue gas desulphurisation works of its 3 x 500 MW power plant in Jhajjar, Haryana. The order value of the project is Rs 567 crore,” it said.

“EPC Division of the infrastructure major had earlier emerged as the lowest bidder amidst competition against leading EPC players including BHEL, L&T, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power system,” it added.

The scope of the work includes design, engineering supply, transportation to site, erection and civil work, testing and commissioning of complete FGD system.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 20 months from receipt of the Letter of Award for the first unit, with three months additional time each for the two subsequent units, the statement said.

RInfra EPC Chief Executive Arun Gupta said in a statement: “Our strong credentials in FGD works are borne out by the system installed by us at Dahanu power plant long back in compliance with the statutory guidelines of the State Pollution Control Board to reduce SO2 emissions.”

With a view to checking rising levels of air pollution, the Union Environment Ministry had, in 2015, notified the revised standards for emissions to be met by thermal power plants.

“The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has identified about 300 operational units, totalling about 120 gigawatt (GW) wherein FGD has to be installed in phased manner by 2022. This would entail an investment of about Rs 50,000 crore,” RINfra said.

“RInfra EPC has been shortlisted for some of the prestigious projects like the Bandra-Versova Sea Link, Mumbai Coastal Road, and the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway.

“RInfra EPC has earlier executed large-scale projects worth Rs 33,000 crore including the ultra mega power project (UMPP) of 3,960 MW at Sasan, Madhya Pradesh,” it added.

RInfra EPC’s order book curren’ly stands at over Rs 12,000 crore.