RPower awards Rs10K cr order to GE for Samalkot project

RPower awards Rs10K cr order to GE for Samalkot project

New Delhi: Anil Ambani Group firm Reliance Power Sunday said it has awarded a Rs10,000 crore equipment order to GE Energy India for the expansion of its 2,400-MW gas-based power project at Samalkot, in Andhra Pradesh.

GE will supply six frame 9FA gas turbines, 3 D-11 steam turbines and generators for the power project under the contract, Reliance Power said in a statement.

Reliance Power has also signed a 15-year contractual service agreement under which GE will provide maintenance services for the power project, it added.

“The order entails a project outlay of over Rs10,000 crore and is the largest order for GE Energy in India," Reliance Power said.

The project, being implemented as part of the 11th Five- Year Plan, is expected to commence power generation by March, 2012.

“We are delighted to begin this strategic long-term partnership with a world leader like GE. With the combination of resources and knowledge of GE & Reliance Power, we are confident of creating a new record for project execution and are hopeful of commissioning the project on a super fast-track basis," Reliance Power CEO J P Chalsani said.

Reliance Power, along with its subsidiaries, has a projects portfolio with a cumulative generation capacity of 37,000 MW, both operational as well as under development. The company has substantial coal reserves in India and abroad.