NTPC GE Power Pays 15.5 % Dividend NTPC GE Power Services Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly NTPC ALSTOM Power Services), during their AGM and Board meeting held on 18 July 2014, paid a dividend of 15.5% for the year 2013-14 to Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC and Mr. Patrick Ledermann, MD, ALSTOM India Ltd.

NGSL (Formerly NASL) has bagged a contract worth INR 1074.30 million from NTPC for Renovation and Modernisation of the ESPs at Talcher Super Thermal Power Plant (4x500MW) NTPC GE Power Services Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly NTPC ALSTOM Power Services) have been awarded a contract worth INR 1074.30 million by NTPC for renovation and retrofitting of Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) at four units of the Talcher Super Thermal Power Plant (4x500MW). The first order of 500 MW units from NTPC for Renovation & Modernization (R&M) of ESPs, the upgrade will reduce particulate emissions from the plant to well below the 50 mg/Nm3 requested by the Environment Pollution Control Board, thus allowing NTPC to conform to India’s environmental requirements. The scope of the project envisages Design, Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of new parallel passes installed for four ESPs, Dry Ash Handling system for new passes and associated Civil, Mechanical works and Electrical Works. The project is expected to be commissioned by March 2018.

NGSL has bagged a contract worth INR 467.58 million from GSECL for Renovation and Modernisation of the ESPs at Ukai Thermal Power Plant (2x200MW) NTPC GE Power Services Pvt. Ltd. have been awarded a contract worth INR 467.58 million by GSECL for the renovation and modernisation of electrostatic precipitators (ESP) at two units of the 2x200 MW Ukai Thermal Power Plant in Gujarat. The upgrade will reduce particulate emissions from the plant below 50 mg/Nm3. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016.

The scope of the project includes engineeing, supply, erection, commissioning and testing of new fields installed for two ESPs, Dry Ash Handling system intergaration for new fields and associated civil, mechanical and electrical works.

ESPs have been used widely to control particulate emissions and are often the most cost-effective solution due to high removal efficiencies in combination with robustness and low maintenance costs. A large majority of industrial and thermal power units in India are equipped with ESPs. More stringent emission requirements and more challenging conditions due to fuel switching and other process changes result in a need for improved collection efficiency and ESP retrofit. Alstom, with a strong reference base of more than 4,500 successful ESP installations worldwide, is well positioned to serve this growing sector in India.

NGSL has executed similar jobs in past at NTPC-Tanda in 4x110 MW units and presently executing ESP renovation in 5x120 MW at NALCO CPP, Angul.

Technology leaders in India: NGSL ´s advanced robotic applications and applied technologies lead the way in the field of comprehensive health assessments for power plants.As a result of problematic operations WPBDCL recently awarded NGSL the task of undertaking this assessment activity to determine the current operating condition of the boiler tubes on Unit 1 at their Sagardighi TPS.This advanced application of robotics allows inspection of areas previously un-accessible using conventional methods and is believed to be the first of its kind in India.Preliminary report findings have already highlighted significant issues and areas for improvement.It is anticipated that the full report will determine the route cause analysis of the boiler tube failures and is eagerly awaited by both WPBDCL and CEA.