Under the contract, awarded by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (UPRVUNL), the company will also be responsible for civil and boiler island package which is planned to be completed within 48 month.

Toshiba JSW managing director Yoshiaki Inayama said: "Toshiba initially entered the thermal power market by supplying two 500MW subcritical steam turbines and generators at Anpara B thermal power plant, and later cemented our association by securing another order for supplying two units of 660MW supercritical steam turbines and generators package to Meja power plant in Uttar Pradesh.

"We are very honoured to once again work with UPRVUNL for Harduaganj Ultra Supercritical Thermal Power Project to provide ultra supercritical thermal power plant.

"This takes us a step further in our endeavour to contribute to Indian’s suitable power supply by its endeavour of continued innovations."

Toshiba JSW is scheduled to commence main equipment delivery from October 2017 while the power plant is likely to be commissioned in September 2019.

The deal comes in line with Toshiba’s efforts to boost its business in India and overseas.

Separately, Toshiba is under contract with Meja Urja Nigam, a joint venture between NTPC and UPRVUNL, to provide two 660MW supercritical steam turbine and generator island packages for the Meja thermal power project, also located in Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh.

The company is also delivering three turbines for NTPC’s Kudgi super thermal power project and two turbines for the NTPC’s Darlipali super thermal power project in India.

Toshiba Toshiba JSW Power Systems was launched in 2014 by Toshiba to provide full EPC solutions for thermal power plants.

Image: A turbine designed for the Kudgi super thermal power project. Photo: courtesy of Toshiba Corporation.