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The Tata Power Company Ltd. (TPC), India’s largest private power company, announced the signing of an agreement with international players-Siemens Power Generation, Germany and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., Korea to bid for the Ultra Mega Power Projects (3,500 to 3,800 MW supercritical steam power plants each).
The EPC consortium of Siemens and Doosan Heavy Industries is a formidable one for the design and construction of power plants based on super critical technology required for such large sized units and will form the basis of Tata Power’s bids for the Ultra Mega Power Projects. This will give impetus to the initiative taken by the Government of India in successfully launching Ultra Mega Power Projects as three experienced players have joined hands.
The Government of India has announced the implementation of several Ultra Mega Power Projects through an International Competitive Bidding process. Tata Power has submitted its Expression of Interest for four Ultra Mega Power Projects, one each in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Consequently, the Company has received the Request for Qualification documents for the Sasan project in Madhya Pradesh and the Mundra project in Gujarat. This development comes on the back of the recent announcement made by Tata Power to augment its generation capacity by over 4500 MW involving investment of Rs. 18,000 crores.
Mr. Adi Engineer, Director-Tata Power said “This agreement is a significant step towards our plans to bid for Ultra Mega Projects by drawing on the expertise of strong international partners like Siemens and Doosan Heavy Industries. The formation of this EPC consortium will help in facilitating an excellent technical solution which is also cost competitive ”
Mr. J. Schubert, Managing Director Siemens Ltd. said, “Siemens is happy to participate in this important initiative announced by the Government of India in providing large generation capacity to bridge the huge gap in demand and supply of electricity. As a world leader in Power Generation with a strong and long standing presence in India, we have the advantage of combing our global expertise with local strengths.” He added, “This alliance will further strengthen our long association with Tata Power.”
Mr. S. E. Hong, Head of Power Plant Business Group, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. said, “This surely will be another challenging exposure to Indian power market and highlights Doosan’s technological expertise following Sipat stage-I project (3×660MW). Doosan will bring the benefits of its long standing international experience to the Ultra Mega Project in India.”
About Tata Power:
The Tata Power Company Limited is India’s largest private sector power producer with an installed generation capacity of 2300 MW. The Company has emerged as a pioneer in the Indian power sector, with a track record of performance, customer care and sustained growth. Tata Power has a presence in all areas of power sector -generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind) transmission and distribution.
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. Further information at: http://www.siemens.com/powergeneration
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 5400 crores. It operates in the core business segments of Energy, Industry and Buildings, Information Technology, Communication, Transportation, Healthcare and Lighting. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 17 manufacturing plants, some 500 strong network of channel partners and through its 12 Companies, the Siemens Group employs over 12,000 people.
About Doosan Heavy Industries:
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd, is taking a leading role in meeting the world’s fast growing demand for the electricity.
Doosan has large experience with Supercritical technology as EPC contractor with, currently, more than 30 plants and has successfully supplied and completed various types of power plants (Nuclear, Thermal, CCPP, Hydro, etc) with total capacity of approx. 100 GW