L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Limited (LMB), a joint venture of Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Limited (MHPS), Japan, has recently signed a technology licence agreement for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems with MHPS.
The technology licensing agreement is for design, engineering, manufacture, installation, commissioning, and sale of new boilers under BTG, EPC or SG packages or standalone SCR systems, and for existing and under construction boilers on exclusive basis in India.
The new emission norms for coal based thermal power plants in India, notified vide MoEFCC Gazette dated December 7, 2015, introduced limits on oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. This move has made Indian emission norms one of the most stringent in the world. The new norms have called for mandatory installation of SCR systems in upcoming power plants, including those currently under construction and many existing power plants.
Commenting on the technology pact, Mr. Shailendra Roy, CEO and Managing Director-L&T Power, and Whole-Time Director (Power, Heavy Engineering & Defence), L&T, said, “This strengthens L&T’s capability to cater to power plant requirements meeting new emission norms and contribute to the government’s Make in India initiative.”