Toshiba Corp has won a USD 180 million order from state-owned power generator NTPC for supply of super-critical steam turbine and generators for its 800 MW power station at Darlipali in Odisha.
Chennai-based Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt Ltd, a Toshiba Group company, has been awarded a contract by NTPC "for the supply of two 800 MW super-critical steam turbine and generator island packages for the Darlipali super thermal power station," the company said in a statement.
The new steam turbines will enter operation by early 2018.
Toshiba JSW will carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the complete steam turbine and generator island packages.
"NTPC's evaluation reflects the high performance and the reliability of Toshiba's supercritical steam turbines and generators, and the company's capabilities in integrating engineering and manufacturing functions," the statement said.
Last month, Toshiba integrated the engineering function of Toshiba India Pvt Ltd into Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator Pvt Ltd, a manufacturer of turbines and generators based in Chennai.
The company, renamed Toshiba JSW, will provide full EPC solutions for thermal power plants, and is working to expand its business in India and the surrounding region.
"In India, Toshiba Group is an undisputed market leader in supercritical steam turbines and generators in the 800 MW category, having won orders for ten sets in all," it said.
These include five for Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Power Company Ltd, India's largest private sector power utility, for its Mundra ultra mega power project in Gujarat, which are now in successful commercial operation.
Other orders include three for NTPC's Kudgi super thermal power project.
"The company has also won an order for two 660 MW supercritical steam turbine and generator island packages for Meja Thermal Power Project from Meja Urja Nigam Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between NTPC and UPRVUNL," the statement said.
Toshiba said India's power generation equipment market is expected to see demand growth of more than 16,000 MW a year in the decade to 2017.