India’s 840-MW Ratle hydropower plant to be outfitted with Alstom turbine units

Alstom has received a contract worth about US$136 million from GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd. to provide equipment for the 850-MW Ratle hydropower project in India.

The contract calls for Alstom to supply four 205 MW Francis turbine units and one 30 MW unit — all of which will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Vadodara.

Alstom India is committed to provide sustainable and emission-free solutions for the development of India’s clean power generation capacity,” managing director and vice chairman of Alstom India Patrick Ledermann said. “We are happy to be supporting the country’s plan to further incorporate renewable energy into its energy mix.”

The Ratle plant will be built along the Chenab River in India’s Jammu & Kashmir state. Alstom said it expects it to be commissioned in 2017.

Ratle was one of several hydropower projects questioned by the Pakistani government recently for alleged violations of the Indus Waters Treaty.

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