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GE inks deal with BHEL for supply of three nuclear steam turbines

GE Steam Power on Tuesday said that it has inked a USD 165 million pact with state-run engineering firm BHEL to supply three nuclear steam turbines

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New Delhi: GE Steam Power has signed a USD 165 million contract with BHEL for the supply of three nuclear steam turbines out of six units for Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited’s (NPCIL) domestic nuclear program- phase 1 being developed at Gorakhpur, Haryana (units – 1 to 4 (GHAVP)) and Kaiga (Kaiga-5&6) Karnataka, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

In July 2021, BHEL had won a major order for the supply of 12 steam generators from the NPCIL.

In 2018, GE and BHEL had signed a business cooperation agreement and a License and Technology Transfer Agreement to enable them to manufacture nuclear steam turbines of 700 MW.

This domestic program includes 12 units of 700 MWe being developed by NPCIL with their own nuclear reactor technology i.e., Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR). In total, it will represent 8.4GW of CO2-free electricity for the country, enough to power more than 14 million homes, it stated.

In 2018, GE and BHEL had signed a business cooperation agreement and a License and Technology Transfer Agreement to enable them to manufacture nuclear steam turbines of 700 MW.

The two companies are well positioned to respond to the country’s needs for a lower carbon source of energy.

Supporting the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative launched by the government of India, GE will manufacture the nuclear steam turbines at its facility in Sanand, Gujarat.

These turbines are being engineered and manufactured with an improved design for enhanced output that will meet the requirements of the customer.

“At GE Steam Power, we are proud to partner with BHEL and to continue to support NPCIL and India in its path to a reliable and lower carbon energy future. With our facility in Sanand, we have local manufacturing capability to deliver on the nuclear aspirations of India domestic programme,” said Fr d ric Wiscart, Nuclear New Build Leader for GE Steam Power.

Today, GE’s steam turbine technology operates in 50 per cent of the world’s nuclear power plants, producing 200 gigawatts (GWs) for the global grid.

The GE Steam Power has supplied nuclear steam turbines in consortium with BHEL for the ongoing NPCIL projects at Kakrapar (KAPP) and Rawatbhatha (RAPP), that will deliver 2,8GW of CO2 free energy once completed.

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