4 April 2005 – Russian engineering company Power Machines Group (PMG) has signed a turnkey contract worth $270m for construction of the Barh Thermal Power Plant in India. The work involves building the three power units of 660 MW each on behalf of the Indian National Thermal Power Corporation.
Power Machines will carry out design, manufacture, supply, erection and commission of three power units for the turbine island of Barh TPP. Each power unit will include a steam turbine designed for supercritical parameters, turbo generator, feedwater turbine-driven pump.
Under the contract the first power unit will be put in operation in 46 months after awarding the contract, the second and third – will be put in operation within next 6 and 12 months correspondingly.
PMG beat off competition for the work from Germany’s Siemens and BHEL of India
The new Thermal Power Plant Barh located in the Indian state of Bihar will provide industrial enterprises and population of India with electric power.
In 2004 Power Machines and Indian National Thermal Power Corporation signed the similar contract for delivery of equipment for Sipat TPP. The total price of the projects (Sipat TPP and Barh TPP) exceeds $500m.