Special Correspondent

MUMBAI: Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) has tied up with U.S.- based power plant engineering consultant Black & Veatch (B&V) for engineering consultancy services for the Sasan and Krishnapatnam ultra mega power projects.

Black & Veatch is internationally recognised as a leader in design and engineering of coal and gas fired power plants.

The arrangement between RInfra and B&V will encompass preparation of project manuals, review of detailed engineering of boiler, turbine and generator, basic and detailed engineering of critical balance of plant packages, review of plot plans, equipment layouts, architectural details including DCS engineering and development of plant information management system.

B&V will also provide expertise in the field of project control and management system, construction and material management, erection, testing and commissioning, preparation of operation and maintenance plans and other associated engineering services.

The ultra mega power projects will be implemented and managed through a state-of-the-art real time Internet-based system.

The technology support service agreement (TSSA) between RInfra and B&V is for developing a state-of-the-art Centre of Engineering Excellence (CoEE) at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh. The TSSA proposes seamless transfer and development of technology for end-to-end design and engineering of power plants and other infrastructure projects.

Reliance Infrastructure Limited (earlier known as Reliance Energy), a part of Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, is a leading private sector utility group, with aggregate estimated group revenues of Rs. 10,500 crore.

Reliance Infra generates 941 MW of power. It is mandated to build 2,000 km of transmission infrastructure under the Western Region System Strengthening Scheme-II (WRSS-II) in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Daman&Diu, Goa and Dadar&Nagar Haveli and Parbati-Koldam .