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Hitachi won contract from Indian government-run utility for coal-fired power generators

Jan. 25, 2013

TOKYO --Hitachi, Ltd. announced January 23 that the company, jointly with the major Indian heavy electrical machinery manufacturer BGR Energy Systems Ltd., has secured an order for two 800-MW-class supercritical coal-fired power generators from NTPC Limited, an Indian national thermal power generating company. The prime contractor is the BGR Energy Systems, and Hitachi will supply the generators. The manufacturing of the generators will take place in Hitachi Works located in Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The total value of the order received by the two companies combined is about 24 billion yen. The generators will be supplied for the Lara power plant, planned for new construction by NTPC in the state of Chhattisgarh. The plant is slated to start operation in 2016.

India has been facing increasing power demand stimulated by its rapid economic growth, and the country plans to double its installed power generation capacity from the current level to 330 GW by 2017. Under these circumstances, Japanese manufacturers including Hitachi, Toshiba Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. are in active competition for securing increased orders from India.

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