Alstom Bharat Forge Power (ABFPPL), a joint venture between GE and Bharat Forge, has been awarded a contract by India’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to supply steam turbine generator islands for the proposed thermal power plant in the Indian state of Telangana.

Under the $219m engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract, Alstom Bharat will supply two units of ultra-supercritical steam turbine generator islands, each with 800MW capacity for the Telangana super thermal power project phase-1 near Ramagundamin Karimnagar district of the state.

The firm will also be responsible for the related civil work for the project, which is expected to meet the increasing power demand of southern states in the country.

Alstom Bharat Forge Power will manufacture the equipment for the project at its manufacturing facility at Sanand in Gujarat.

ABFPPL CEO and managing director Alain Spohr said: "We are pleased to provide our ultra-supercritical technology for NTPC’s prestigious project that will make a significant contribution to power generation in the state of Telangana.

"We are confident that we will continue to deliver innovative and technologically-robust power production solutions to meet India’s growing energy requirement."

The Telangana super thermal power project will have a total installed capacity of 4000MW.

ABFPPL has been launched to participate in Indian market of turbines islands which include steam turbines and generators, heat exchangers and all associated equipment.

GE holds majority stake in the joint venture, which manufactures 300-800MW subcritical and supercritical equipment. It has an annual capacity of 4000MW.