France-based multinational company Alstom has secured a contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to supply 2X800MW boilers for its Gadarwara thermal plant at Gadarwara, Narsingpur in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The value of the contract is EUR100m.

As part of the contract, Alstom Thermal Power will help BHEL to design the boilers and supply pressure parts of the 800MW supercritical boilers, along with pulverisers and airpreheater components.

Alstom will also assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the two units.

Unit I of the coal-fired plant is expected to be commissioned in 2016 and unit II is scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.

Alstom Thermal Power Steam business senior vice president Andreas Lusch said, "We are delighted to continue to partner with BHEL on this project. Alstom is committed to further invest and develop in India in power sector."

The key components for the plant will be manufactured at Alstom facilities in Wellsville and Concordia, US and in Durgapur and Shahabad, India.