Under the terms of €40m contract, the company will collaborate with BHEL in the design of the 660MW supercritical boilers and will also supply identified pressure parts along with windboxes.

Astlom, the sole licensor for BHEL supercritical technology, is also expected to assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the units.

Alstom Steam Business senior vice president Andreas Lusch said the contract marks another step into the company’s successful collaboration on supercritical boiler technology.

"Thanks to our advanced technology, the North Karanpura power plant will operate with higher efficiency and therefore produce more power with reduced carbon emissions," Lusch added.

Key components under the contract are scheduled to be manufactured at the company’s facilities in Concordia, US, as well as in Durgapur, India.

The units are expected to be commissioned from 2018 onwards.

Astlom has signed nine contracts with BHEL between 2008 to 2014 for supply of supercritical boilers in Barh II, Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yermaras, Bellary, Mouda, Nabinagar, Gadarwara, Suratgarh, as well as the most recent Darlipalli project in India.