GE Power wins Rs 220-cr order for HPCL’s Vishakapatnam refinery

GE Power has acquired a Rs 220-crore order to supply a gas turbine and generator for the proposed captive power plant at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation’s refinery at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

In a statement, the US multinational said that the order for supply of a 6F.03 gas turbine and a generator was placed by state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd which is the principal contractor for the project.

The order worth Rs 220 crore is part of the capacity expansion plan of HPCL refinery from the current 8.33 million tonne per annum (MTPA) to 15 MTPA, it said further.

“The gas turbine will generate close to 60 MW of power to run the plant operations, while the exhaust steam energy generated will be used for process applications,” it added.

“The HPCL Vizag order also marks the foray of GE’s F-class technology into India’s refinery segment, which offers a significant opportunity for technology upgrades in future,” it said.

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