Reliance Infra wins $166m EPC contract for Kudankulam N-power project

WCN Editorial Team 11 Apr 2018 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Reliance Infrastructure has won an INR10.81bn ($166.37m) EPC contract from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) for Common Services System, Structure and Components (SSC) package and allied civil works of Units 3 and 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, India.

The contract involves design, engineering, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of SSC package and allied civil works. The project is to be commissioned in 56 months.
The contract value includes taxes and duties as well as imported component of $23.2m.

Reliance Infrastructure EPC has won the contract amidst competition from major EPC players such as BHEL, L&T, Tata Projects and BGR.

Reliance Infrastructure EPC CEO Arun Gupta said: “This is an extremely prestigious and important project for us. It will give us an opportunity to showcase our expertise in design, construction and project management of power projects.

“We are confident of delivering the project on time and with international quality standards.”

Earlier, Reliance Infrastructure EPC had secured multiple EPC orders in the power sector.

These orders include 2x250MW lignite-based CFBC thermal power project from NLC India, flue gas desulphurisation works of 3x500MW power plant from NTPC, BOP works of 2x800MW coal-based thermal power project from TANGEDCO and 750MW combined cycle power plant, along with a 500MMSCFD floating storage re-gasification unit-based integrated LNG terminal project in Bangladesh.

The EPC division of Reliance Infrastructure had earlier executed major projects worth INR330bn ($5bn), including the 3,960MW ultra mega power project at Sasan in Madhya Pradesh.

Reliance Infrastructure EPC is part of Reliance Infrastructure, which is involved in diverse infrastructure segments such as roads and highways, railways and metros, mega civil projects, water and marine, renewable, and power projects.

Earlier, Reliance Infrastructure has won an INR4.41bn ($67.7m) EPC contract from the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for the rehabilitation and upgrading of National Highway (NH)-66 (formerly, National Highway - 17) in India.

Under the contract, Reliance Infrastructure, along with its joint venture partner Ukraine’s CAI, will be responsible for the rehabilitation and upgrading of National Highway-66 in the Kashedi Ghat section, in order to reduce several sharp bends and steep gradients.

The work includes execution of three by three lane twin tunnels of total length 3.44km.

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