04 August 2016 Current Affairs: L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Limited (LMB), a joint venture between Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), has secured an order of Rs 3,860 crore from Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited (NUPPL).
The LMB contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of 3 x 660 MW Ghatampur Thermal Power Project - steam generator and auxiliaries package for NUPPL at Ghatampur Tehsil, Uttar Pradesh.
This is a prestigious order from NUPPL for supercritical steam generators, with state-of-the-art equipment meeting new emission norms.
LMB will meet the project schedule with best endeavours and resources conforming to international quality standards.
L&T-MHPS Boilers is currently executing nine units of steam generator packages for similar large capacity steam generators (660 MW) in India totalling 5,940 MW.
LMB is also executing nine export orders for the supply of pulverisers and pressure parts for various MHPS projects in Japan and Indonesia. It has already executed eight export orders for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems with the supply of pressure parts, pulverisers and engineeringservices to Middle East.
While L&T owns 51 percent stake in L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Limited (formerly known as L&T-MHI Boilers Private Limited), Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems holds the remaining equity. Incorporated in October 2006, LMB has its production facility at Hazira (Gujarat) for manufacturing pressure parts and coal pulverisers for supercritical steam generators.