Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) has won an EPC order for Rs 3,675 crore from NLC India Limited for setting up two lignite based CFBC thermal power projects with a capacity of 250 MW each. The power projects will be set up at Barsingsar and Bithnok of Bikaner district in Rajasthan. The contract entails complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on turnkey basis of 2 Nos of 1 X 250 MW Power Plant based on Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) technology. The project is likely to be commissioned in 40 months. RInfra won the bid amidst stiff competition against leading EPC players. Expression of Interest (EOI) for Qualification Requirement (QR) through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) on EPC basis was floated and leading companies including RInfra, BHEL, Lanco, SEPCO I, SEPCO III and BGR Energy participated in the bid. RInfra bid was the lowest among the shortlisted bidders. NLC’s thermal power stations are South Asia’s first lignite fired and India’s first pithead based power station. RInfra is targeting EPC opportunities worth Rs 2 lakh crore planned by the Government of India. It is aggressively bidding for over Rs 1 lakh crore of projects in this financial year to increase the EPC order book to over Rs 30,000 crore by FY18 (2017-18).
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