27 November 2014, Munich / Delhi.
Indian energy provider MP Power Generation Company Ltd. commissioned the international technical services company TÜV SÜD to carry out extensive assessment of a thermal power station in the federal state of Madhya Pradesh. The contract is part of a comprehensive project initiated by the Indian Central Electricity Agency (CEA) in 2013 for the renovation and modernisation of thermal power stations. Within the scope of this project, over 50 conventional power stations will be fundamentally renovated and modernised by 2016 alone.
On behalf of MP Power Generation Company (MPPGENCO), TÜV SÜD will inspect the national power supplier's conventional power station Sanjay Gandhi in in Birsinghpur in the federal state of Madhya Pradesh over the next months. The main objective of the contract is to survey the plant's condition and performance and determine the remaining service life of the power-station components. TÜV SÜD's power station experts will then summarise their results in Detailed Project Reports (DPR), which will form the basis for planning and implementation of the required renovation measures. "We are very happy that MP Power Generation Company has placed its confidence in us and assigned us this highly challenging task", says Dr. Boris Gehring, Industry Service Divison of TÜV SÜD. "The assessment of thermal power stations in a relatively short time is a complex task that requires extensive expertise and experience and appropriate human resources."
Through its renovation and modernisation programme, the Indian government has set its course for closing the growing gap between
energy demand and energy production and fulfilling its ambitious climate targets. The 11th and 12th five-year plans provide for the rehabilitation of 129 plants with a total capacity of 26,238 MW and 95 plants with a total capacity of 21,212 MW respectively. The power station owners must have the planning and implementation of the measures documented by a consultancy firm listed with the CEA. "By calling in third-party consultants, the Indian government aims to ensure legal compliance, bring Indian power stations up to efficiency levels comparable to those in other countries, and achieve its ambitious climate targets", states Bratin Roy, TÜV SÜD South Asia.
TÜV SÜD has been listed as a consultancy firm with the Indian Central Electricity Authority (CEA) since 2013. "Evidence of our technical expertise and international experience in the field of conventional power stations was one of the critical factors in obtaining our listing with the CEA", explains Dr. Boris Gehring. The technical services provider employs international teams of multi-disciplinary experts to support power station operators and energy suppliers in India in the implementation of the renovation and modernisation project. Dr. Gehring: "In the MPPGENCO project too, power-plant professionals from Europe will complement and reinforce our Indian expert team."
Further information on TÜV SÜD's services in this area can be found on the Internet at www.tuv-sud.com/industry/power-energy