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Helping meet India's energy needs: thyssenkrupp bags order worth USD 115 million fromDoosan Power Systems India.

  • Plant engineering division wins new contract for coal handling systems forJawaharpur and Obra C power plants
  • thyssenkrupp’s technology helps to provide power for about 16 million Indian homes
  • Single-source supply from engineering to commissioning assures high degree ofreliability and efficiency

thyssenkrupp recently won a contract from Doosan Power Systems India (DPSI) to supplymaterial handling plants for two thermal power projects in Uttar Pradesh, India. The order isworth a total of around USD 115 million and includes engineering, delivery and installationof two complete coal handling systems, including associated structural and electrical works.The plants will be part of the Obra C and Jawaharpur coal-fired power stations in NorthernIndia, both to be operated by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (UPRVUNL)and executed by DPSI. Once operational, they together will produce 2,640 MW of power –enough to supply roughly 16 million Indian homes.

With the rapid social, economic and industrial development of the country, demand forelectricity in India is increasing continuously. The state of Uttar Pradesh is India’s largestprovince with a population of nearly 200 million. The new thermal power plants will not onlyhelp electrify the surrounding area but also contribute to the central electricity grid andtherefore help keep up with the ongoing pace of development in the country.

Malay Das, Managing Director and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industries India: “In India,thyssenkrupp has more than 40 years of experience in material handling technology andthe execution of coal handling plants. We are very proud to put this experience to work withDPSI for the Jawaharpur and Obra C power projects. Our innovative and reliabletechnologies combined with a strong local setup that provides engineering excellence aswell as commissioning expertise were key factors in winning this contract.”

Integrated solution for efficient material handling

Effective material handling systems must be individually designed and fully integrated so asto achieve a smooth flow of material from one section of a plant to the next. To meet theserequirements, thyssenkrupp will take care of the whole value chain from engineering to procurement and construction for the complete material handling system. From coalunloading and conveying to crushing and storage all key equipment will be manufactured inthe company’s own facilities in Pune and Hyderabad.

The scope of supply includes numerous belt conveyors with an overall length of 17kilometers, four twin wagon tipplers, screens and crushers as well as four combined bucketwheel stackers/reclaimers and one bucket wheel reclaimer. Both systems with an overallcoal handling capacity of 3,000 tons per hour each will be fully operational by the first halfof 2021.

Coal will be delivered to the site by rail either to a track hopper area or a rail car unloadingstation which will be equipped with two twin wagon tipplers each. A belt conveyor systemwith a capacity of 3,000 tons per hour and two meters belt width transports the coal to thecrushing and screening complex equipped with a total of four ring granulators and fourvibrating screens each. Two combined bucket wheel machines stack the processed coal tothe stockpile. When needed the material is reclaimed and transported to the boiler plant onbelt conveyors. The stockyard machines will be capable of handling 3,000 tons of coal perhour both in stacking and reclaiming modes.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions:
The Industrial Solutions business area at thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering,construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years ofexperience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical,fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace andnaval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of ourcustomers. More than 21,000 employees at over 100 locations form a global network with atechnology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

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