Reliance Infrastructure has bagged a Rs 567 crore order from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to build a flue gas Desulphurisation (FGD) plant at its 1500 MW (3 x 500 MW) power plant at Jhajjar in Haryana. The scope of the work includes design, engineering, manufacture, erection and civil work, as well as testing and commissioning of the FGD system.
The company's EPC division had earlier emerged as L1 bidder amidst competition against leading EPC players including BHEL, L&T, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power system.
The overall schedule for the project is 20 months from the date of the letter and will of approval being delivered for the first unit, with three months additional time each for the two subsequent units.
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has identified about 300 operational units, totalling about 120 GW wherein FGD has to be installed in phased manner by 2022. This would entail an investment of about Rs 50,000 crore. The FGD installation helps reduce pollution from Thermal power plants.
On winning the contract, RInfra EPC division head said the following,
"Winning this FGD project further strengthens our ability to lead in environment pollution control technologies and works. We are well positioned in the emerging FGD market and poised to garner a sizeable market share".
Reliance EPC is part of Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra), which has a consolidated turnover of Rs 19,002 crore, and business interests spanning diverse infrastructure segments such as Roads & Highways, Railways & Metros, Mega Civil projects, Water & Marine, Renewable in addition to Power projects.
RInfra has a project portfolio of 1,000 km of roads, 140 MW of solar power, 4,000 km of transmission lines and 9,000 MW of thermal power.