Bahrain arm of US firm bags Tata Mundra supply deal

September 22nd, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Sep 22 (IANS) The Bahrain arm of US engineering major RathGibson been awarded a crucial supply deal for India’s upcoming 4,000-MW Tata Mundra power project.Larsen and Toubro, one of the contractors of the $4.2-billion project, has awarded the contract to RathGibson, according to which the latter will supply titanium-welded tubing for condensers for the project.

“RathGibson was awarded this project based upon our high-quality products, dedication to customer service, and cost-effectiveness,” Alfredo D’Souza, RathGibson’s regional director for the Middle East, said in a statement.

The Tata Mundra project is being developed by Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd at the port city of Mundra in Gujarat.

This ultra mega power project will establish India’s first 800 MW unit of the supercritical technology thermal power plant, which is likely to be the most energy-efficient, coal-based thermal power plant in the country.

The project is expected to supply power to around 16 million domestic consumers, apart from supplying cost competitive power to industry and agriculture, in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana and Punjab.

The first of the power plant’s five 800 MW units is expected to be commissioned in July 2011, and the remaining units will be commissioned at subsequent intervals of four months each.

RathGibson is a worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing for diverse industries such as chemical, petrochemical, power generation, energy, oil and gas, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnology.

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