Alstom has won a contract worth over €100m by GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd to equip the 850MW Ratle hydro plant in India.
Set for commissioning in 2017, the plant is situated on the Chenab River and is Alstom’s first major project in the Kishtwar district. The contract includes the supply of four Francis turbines of 205MW each, and one Francis turbine of 30MW. This will make the project the largest power project in the state of Jammu & Kashmir which faces an ever-increasing power demand.
India is the second fastest growing economy worldwide and the 6th largest energy consumer, accounting for 3.4% of global energy consumption.
All equipment for the project will be manufactured at Alstom’s Vadodara facility in Gujarat, one of the company’s largest hydro manufacturing hubs.