BGR Energy Systems Ltd
Power, 4,400 crore
BGR Energy Systems Ltd of Chennai is entering the supercritical
steam turbine and generator segment by setting up two manufacturing
facilities in Tamil Nadu with investment of
The company is establishing the facilities in partnership with Hitachi
Ltd, Japan, for supercritical steam turbines and Hitachi Power Europe,
Germany, for supercritical boilers. The manufacturing facilities would
be the global manufacturing centre for Hitachi Ltd.
This is significant as BGR Energy has emerged as the lowest bidder for
all nine units (9x800 mw) of supercritical steam turbine generators put
to bid by NTPC. As per tender conditions, NTPC would award five out
of four units of supercritical steam turbines to the L-1 bidder. The value
for the five units is estimated to be
The investment on the two plants, which will employ 4,000 people,
will be spread over four years.
The commissioning of the first turbine would be in 42 months and the
next turbine would be two months thereafter for the particular project.
The contract provides price variation clause and foreign exchange
The supercritical steam turbines for the NTPC contract would be
supplied from a mix of imports from Hitachi, Japan, and
components manufactured by the joint venture company BGR
Turbines and Systems.
NTPC had called bids for its 9x800 mw supercritical steam turbine
generator units for four sites: Lara Super TPP (2x800 mw); Darlipali
STPP Stage-I (2x800 mw); Gajmara STPP Stage-I (2x800 mw); and
Kudgi STPP Stage-I (3x800 mw).
A total of five companies-BHEL, L&T-Mitsubishi, Bharat Forge-
Alstom, Toshiba and BGR Energy-had qualified in the bid. The price
bids were opened on September 15.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
State-owned BHEL has won a
1,395-crore contract from NMDC
for handling raw material at its steel plant at Nagarnar
in Chhattisgarh. BHEL will set up the raw material handling
system package for the corporation 3-million tpa steel plant on
The project scope includes engineering, procurement and construction
of RMHS and receipt of various raw material (coal, iron ore etc.) from
wagon tippling to crushing. The order also envisages installation of a
nearly 30-km long conveyor.
NMDC has also entered into a pact with a consortium led by Bhilai
Engineering Corporation Ltd for coke oven package for the proposed
plant. The total cost of the package is
1,978 crore. This is the largest
contract signed by NMDC till date. The plant is expected to be
completed in 33 months.
Power equipment, $15 million
ABB has won an order worth more than $15 million to supply
integrated automation and power equipment and related engineering
and commissioning services to JK Paper Ltd. The order is for capacity
enhancement for one of its units, JK Paper Mills, at Rayagada in
Orissa, which produces 125,000 tons of branded printing, writing and
copier paper annually.
The mill expansion and modernisation project will more than double
its production capacity. It will add a new paper machine with a capacity
of 165,000 tpa, a pulp mill that will produce 215,000 tpa of wood pulp,
and a 55-mw power plant.
The expansion is one of the largest in the Indian paper industry
involving close to $400 million.
ABB's delivery for the mill will help to improve JK Paper's overall
production efficiency and capacity. While maximising energy
efficiency and ensuring a reliable source of power, it will provide
further impetus to the company's resource conservation efforts in
energy and water.
ABB's flagship automation System 800xA will control the new pulp
mill and provide a common control and visualisation platform for all
mill systems to optimise energy efficiency, the use of production
resources and overall mill maintenance. It will also provide design,
engineering, commissioning and related on-site services.
Project commissioning is scheduled for the early fourth quarter
RPP Infra Projects Ltd
Mass housing, 1,500 crore
RPPInfra Projects Ltd has won a mass housing contract in Gabon in
westcentral Africa from the Ministry of Housing on design-buildfinance-
transfer basis. The objective of the contract is to construct
and deliver 10,000 houses in 36 months under various phases. The
total contract is valued at
1,500 crore (€250 million).
Phase-I of the project comprises 1,500 dwelling units across 70
hectares to be constructed at a cost of
200 crore and handed over to
the Government of Gabon. Other phases are to follow subsequently.
RPP Infra is negotiating with financial institutions for funding
the project. ECOBANK of Libreville, Gabon, and BDEAC
Bank, Brazaville, Congo, have in-principle approved the
funding for the housing project. ECOBANK has sanctioned
170 crore for the project, which will be used for phase-I. The
company is negotiating with BDEAC Bank which is expected to
be completed in a month's time.
As on August 1, 2011, the RPP Infra's total order book was around
2,150 crore. The company has so far completed around 200 civil projects in India, mainly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil
Nadu and in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It has also executing a
railway project in Sri Lanka.Larsen & Toubro
Construction, 1,015 crore
The Construction Division of Larsen & Toubro Ltd has been awarded
new orders worth over
1,015 crore in the building and factories
segment during the second quarter of this fiscal.
In the commercial buildings segment, the company secured new orders
692 crore for the development of IT campuses and for the
construction of a commercial establishment.
In the residential buildings and factories segment, L&T won new
323 crore for the construction of a residential tower and
additional orders for ongoing projects in the factories segment.
Ramky Infrastructure Ltd
Multi sector, 1,006 crore
Ramky Infrastructure Ltd has secured new orders totalling
crore across various sectors like buildings, industrial, water and
wastewater, road, and power. The details are as follows:
- Under this sector, the company has bagged four projects
358 crore from different clients in Haryana, Karnataka,
Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The contracts are
31.08 crore from
Indiabulls Infra Constructions Ltd for residential works in Gurgaon;
45.12 crore from National Mantri Dwelling Pvt. Ltd for 'Mantri
Glades' in Bengaluru;
74.41 crore from River View Properties Pvt. Ltd
for township in Pune; and from Purvankara Projects Ltd, a
crore contract for its residential project in Chennai. These projects are
expected to be completed in 21, 25, 12 and 21 months, respectively.
Industrial - Under the industrial sector, Ramky won contracts worth
198 crore for three works to be completed in 20, 10 and 18 months.
Reliance Infrastructure Ltd awarded a
109.12-crore order for general
civil works for a coal handling plant, roads and drains, and boundary
walls for mine area for its 6x660 mw Sasan UMPP in Madhya Pradesh.
Hindustan Construction Company Ltd awarded a
contract for civil and architectural works for auxiliary buildings and
pipe racks in Orissa while National Dairy Development Board
28.83-crore contract for civil, structural works for a 100-
mtpd dairy whitener power plant in Gujarat.
Water and wastewater - Here Ramky secured two orders worth
219.50 crore from the Rajasthan government and for Tinwari-
Mathaniya-Osian-Baori- Bhopalgarh under Package-V and
Manaklao-Dantiwara-Pipar-Bilara under Package-2(A) for
construction and commissioning of pumping stations. Both the
projects are expected to be completed in 24 months.
Roads and power - In the road and power sector, the company
bagged one project each from Madhya Pradesh Road Development
Corporation Ltd for strengthening and widening Sehore-Icchawar
Kosmi Road on BOT-Toll+Annuity basis for
91.06 crore; and
from MP Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Ltd for survey,
supply of materials, installation, testing and commissioning of new
33/11kV substations and 33kV & 11kV lines under central Discom
Bhopal, valued at
37.81 crore. The projects would be completed in
24 and 18 months, respectively.