The Indian power sector has seen an uptick in the ordering of emission control equipment due to the revised and more stringent emission norms notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in Dec. ’15. The notification calls for installation of equipment to control various harmful emissions, both in existing as well as new thermal power projects.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, bagged a Rs 500 crore order from NTPC Ltd for supplying emission control equipment. Under the order, BHEL would supply and install Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) system for NTPC’s 980 Megawatt National Capital Power Station (NCPS) at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh.
BHEL had executed an FGD system at Tata Power’s Trombay Unit 8 in 2008 and is currently installing such systems at NTPC’s 750 MW Bongaigaon project. The company has also recently received orders for installation of FGD system at 4,000 MW Yadadri project of TSGENCO and 1,320 MW Maitree project in Bangladesh. With the order for Dadri project, BHEL has so far contracted FGD orders for 13 power units.
The company said while central utilities like NTPC and state utilities of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu have already placed orders on BHEL for supplying emission control equipment, discussions are presently in progress with several other utilities.