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The agreement makes provision for BHEL and Siemens to jointly offer and install steam turbines for power plant projects in India that involve supercritical steam conditions.
Siemens AG’s Power Generation Group (PG) and BHEL have signed a MoU in Germany to cooperate in the field of advanced power plant technology in India. This covers steam turbines based on super critical conditions wherein the plant operates with steam temperature just below 600 degree celsius and a high pressure of approx. 250 bar giving higher plant efficiency.
To meet the country’s rapidly-growing demand for power, the Indian Government is planning an ambitious expansion program. Commenting on the MOU, Klaus Voges, group president, Power Generation, Siemens AG said, “Currently India has an installed power plant capacity of 124,000 MW and by the year 2012, new coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of over 38,000 megawatts (MW) are to be built. To fulfill this plan, large coal-fired units of varying output, including 800 MW need to be constructed.
Mr. J Schubert, Managing Director, Siemens Ltd., said, “We are happy to strengthen our partnership with BHEL and introduce the super critical technology for power plants of 800 MW. This will help us support the Government in its ambitious plans of providing power to all.” He further added, “Siemens and BHEL have long lasting technology cooperation in the field of steam turbines and generators, extending over three decades.
The steam turbines and generators under reference have the dual advantage of higher efficiency with lower emissions and secondly, larger capacity addition in view of the steam turbine rating viz. 800 MW.
BHEL and Siemens have business ties spanning over 30 years of successful partnership. Under the terms of a license from Siemens, the Indian company fabricates steam turbine and generator models from the PG product spectrum that are in demand on the Indian market. BHEL ranks among the largest engineering firms in India and supplies components and systems for power plant engineering, power distribution and a number of other industrial sectors.
The Power Generation Group (PG) of Siemens AG is one of the premier companies in the international power generation sector. In fiscal 2005 (which ended September 30), Siemens PG posted sales amounting to approximately EUR8.1 billion and received new orders totaling EUR11 billion. Group profit amounted to EUR951 million. On September 30, 2005, PG had a work force of approximately 33,500 worldwide.
The Power Generation (PG) Division of Siemens Ltd. is involved in the business of providing total solutions for the complete range of gas turbines, steam turbine power plants, industrial and captive power plants. PG also offers automation solutions for a wide range of applications in power plants, as also information and communication equipment for power plants and also undertakes servicing of gas and steam turbines.
Siemens Ltd is the flagship of the Siemens Group in India. The Siemens Group is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions in India with a business volume aggregating about Rs 5,400 crores. It operates in the core business segments of Energy, Industry and Buildings, Information Technology, Communication, Transportation, Healthcare and Lighting. It has a nation-wide Sales and Service network, 15 manufacturing plants, some 500 strong network of channel partners and through its 11 companies, the Siemens Group employs over 12,000 people.