GE has won contracts totaling over $750m from Reliance Power to supply gas turbines for a 2,400MW expansion of the Samalkot power plant in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The company will supply six Frame 9FA gas turbines and three D-11 steam turbines for the power project.

The new project is expected to enter simple-cycle (gas turbines) service in the first half of 2012 and combined-cycle (gas and steam turbines) in the second half of that year.

In addition to supplying equipment, GE has also signed a 15-year contractual service agreement for the Samalkot power project.

India-based Reliance Power is engaged in generation, transmission, distribution and trading of power.