Saarschmiede wins a major contract for what is to be the largest coal-fired power plant in India

19. May 2017

As the world's third largest emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, India is currently trying to implement measures for the modernization of industrial production and, at the same time, the supply of electricity to the entire population, yet without dramatically increasing carbon dioxide emissions in the course of this. In order to meet the growing demand for electricity alone, the country will have to newly install about 15 GW annually – and this over the period of the next 30 years.

The Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TSTPP) coal-fired power plant is expected to provide a major contribution to the nation-wide power supply. In the Indian state of Telangana, in the north-east of the country, the first block of the power plant with a capacity of 1,600 MW will be connected to the grid in February 2020. With the commissioning of the second block, a total output of 4,000 MW will be available. The high-efficiency power plant, with a total cost of € 775 million, is regarded as a flagship facility of the Indian energy industry.

For the first block of the power plant, Saarschmiede will produce a complete steam train. The delivery weights of the workpieces range from 15 t to 60 t.