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Kirloskar commissions India's largest Concrete Volute pump at Mundra Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Pune: Kirloskar Brothers Limited has commissioned India's largest Concrete Volute pumps at the Thermal Power Project of Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (a Tata group company) at Mundra, Gujarat. This unit is for Condenser Cooling Water application of the first unit of the 4000 MW (5 units of 800 MW each) Thermal Power Project.

KBL is executing an order for 10 Cooling Water Concrete Volute Pumps for this project.

Each unit consists of 2 sets of concrete volute pumps with a capacity of 17500 litres per second per pump driven by 5.2 MW HT motors. All 10 pumps will be installed at a single location, making it the World's largest condenser cooling water pumping system for a Thermal Power Plant handling 175000 litres per sec.

"This project at Mundra was a major technological challenge because such massive Concrete Volute Pumps were never before deployed in a power plant to handle sea water," said Ravindra Pande, Vice President & Sector Head (Power), KBL.

He was quick to add that KBL is a world leader in Concrete Volute pumps with more than 150 installations all over the globe, including Europe and America. The Concrete Volute pumps are known as the most efficient design of pumps offering huge power savings.

KBL presently commands nearly 70% of market share in the Indian power sector.

The 4000 MW Thermal Power Project of Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (a Tata group company) at Mundra, Gujarat is India's first Ultra Mega (above 800 MW) Thermal Power Plant. This 4000 MW power plant project is expected to benefit close to 16 million domestic consumers apart from supplying cost competitive power to industry and agriculture.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 April 2011 )
 
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