Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt Ltd. (Toshiba JSW), has recently declared that the company has made a significant milestone in its endeavour to offer customers state-of-the-art power generations solutions with shipment of its first Made-in-India steam turbine generator.
The 800-megawatt steam turbine and generator (STG) for Unit 2 of the Kudgi Super-critical thermal power station in Karnataka state is Toshiba’s first large-scale generation system to be manufactured and assembled with locally procured parts and systems, and tested in India.
To cater to the increasing energy demand, the Government’s Twelfth Five Year Plan for 2012 to 2017 aims at boosting generating capacity at an average annual rate of 17.7 GW, with 80% of the increase in thermal power generation. To support these efforts by delivering advanced products that offer high level operating efficiency, Toshiba JSW established its first manufacturing plant spread across 400,000 square meters with a current production capacity of 3,000 MW, that can be scaled up to 6000 MW.
In February 2012, the Toshiba Group received an order for three 800MW steam turbine and generator island packages (STG) for the Kudgi Super-critical thermal power station from NTPC, India’s largest state-owned energy service provider. Toshiba Corporation fulfilled the first part of the order, and Kudgi Unit 2 and 3 has been made by Toshiba JSW in Chennai.