GE Power India Limited has secured four contracts worth Rs 17.83 billion from NTPC for the supply of emission control equipment for its coal-based power plants. GE Power will supply wet flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) technology for NTPC’s thermal projects, including the 1,320 MW Solapur super TPP in Maharashtra, the 1,320 MW Stage II of the Tanda project, the 500 MW Unchahar project and the 1,320 MW Meja power project in Uttar Pradesh. With this, GE has now been awarded a total of six contracts for installing wet FGD technology, the other two being NTPC’s 500 MW Vindhyachal Stage V, Unit 13 (where facilities and performance guarantee tests were recently completed) and its 1,600 MW Telangana thermal power project (awarded earlier this year). The installation of GE Power’s wet FGD technology will take 33 months for the first unit and 39 months for the second unit from the date of award of the contract. GE’s scope of work includes design, engineering, civil work, supply, erection and commissioning of wet FGD systems along with auxiliaries such as a limestone and gypsum handling system and a wet stack.