13 February 2009 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for two 800 MW supercritical-pressure steam turbines for Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Limited (APPDCL) of India.
The two turbines, slated for delivery in late 2010, are for APPDCL's Krishnapatnam Thermal Power Project in Andhra Pradesh state, in southeastern India. The new coal fired power station to be built near Krishnapatnam is aimed at easing tight electricity supplies associated with the country's robust economic growth.
MHI will supply the steam turbine components, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) the generator components, to L&T-MHI Turbine Generators Private Limited in Mumbai, a joint venture established by MHI, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and MELCO in 2007 to manufacture and market steam turbines and generators.
The joint venture will manufacture and supply the steam turbines as its first product. L&T is a high technology-driven engineering and construction organization and one of the largest companies in India's private sector.