Alstom Hydro to Develop Indian Plant

Alstom Hydro has been awarded a new project with Lanco Infratech Limited, a private business conglomerate based in Gurgaon, India, to install a new hydroelectric power plant on the Teesta River, in India’s Sikkim region.

The new 500 MW plant in Maharashtra state, one of the country’s major industrial hubs, will see Alstom Hydro supply four 125 MW Francis turbines and generators, as well as the main inlet valves and control and protection systems. The contract, worth approximately €40 million, also includes design, engineering, erection, testing and commissioning.

The order will be fully executed by Alstom’s hydro facility in Vadodara, India, with the project scheduled for completion by 2013.

“This order consolidates Alstom’s position in India’s hydro sector as we are able to execute the whole project locally, where our customers are,” says Philippe Cochet, president of Alstom Hydro.

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