As a part of its expanding market reach worldwide to cater to critical applications in energy sector, PARCOL has taken a significant leap by securing few significant contracts in Indian power market over last few months. PARCOL shall be supplying Auxilliary-PRDS and LP Turbine Bypass systems for 500 MW, 660 MW and 800 MW coal fired projects. This comes on the heels of securing registrations and necessary approvals from Indian BTG Manufacturer and EPC contractor M/s BHEL as well as Central Generation Utility (NTPC) and State Generating companies (GSECL and TSGENCO). The notable projects for which PARCOL shall supply the above systems are 2×500 MW Neyveli, 3×660 MW Nabinagar, 2×800 MW Darlipalli, 1×800 MW Wanakbori and 1×800 MW Kothegudem. The first supplies for 3×660 MW Barh 1 after successful inspection by customer is already underway.
Indian power market continues to face challenge of electricity demand exceeding supply on base load as well as peak load considerations. Indian authorities are trying to meet this challenge by setting up more projects, albeit with the recent focus more on renewables due to environmental constraints. However, the advantages of supercritical technology as well as upcoming clean coal technologies are well understood and therefore Indian power generators continue to look towards setting up fossil fuel based plants utilising such technologies. In a recent announcement, feasibility studies are already in progress to explore replacing decades old, less-efficient and highly polluting sub-critical plants with efficient Supercritical and Ultra-supercritical projects. Such replacement, to a greater extent, also address the concerns of land acquisition, coal linkage and water availability.