Essar Projects’ Heavy Engineering Services (EHES), Hazira, has received Approved Vendor status from the National Thermal Power Corp. (NTPC) for fabrication and supply of Buckstays – boiler supports - for NTPC’s greenfield 2x660 MW Super Critical Plant Project at Khargone, in Madhya Pradesh.
The boilers of coal-fired supercritical power plants, such as NTPC’s Khargone plant, operate at very temperatures and pressure - 5800 C, with a pressure of 23 MPa (megapascals). The boilers are held in position with external supports, called Buckstays, which need to be specially designed and fabricated to withstand such high pressures. Buckstays are crucial elements that help maintain the stability of the boilers.
The NTPC Khargone Power Plant project is being executed by L&T-MHPS and EHES has been awarded the contract for fabrication of 1,600 MT of Primary Buckstay Structures. Earlier in June, a Technical team from NTPC had visited our fabrication yard to audit and inspect our facilities and understand our capabilities. An official approval letter was issued thereafter, making EHES an Approved Vendor.
EHES will execute the order at its state-of-art Heavy Fabrication Facility in Hazira, Gujarat. Located on the banks of river Tapi, this plant enjoys the strategic advantage of convenient waterfront access and has its own jetty for sea transport. The 355,000 sqm. facility has equipment fabrication capacity of 15,000 MT, and structural fabrication capacity 40,000 MT.