Tecpro ties up with Mitsubishi for thermal power tech
For manufacturing electro-static precipitators (ESPs) for thermal power projects, Chennai-headquartered Tecpro Systems has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems (MHI) of Japan .
Tecpro will produce ESPs with MHI technology at its Rs 25-crore plant that is coming up in the Sri City industrial estate near Chennai. The tie-up could potentially result in business prospects of about Rs 500 crore a year, Tecpro Systems’ Chairman and Managing Director, Ajay Kumar Bishnoi said. Electrostatic precipitators are nothing new in India —all coal-based thermal power projects are equipped with them.
These are needed to trap and remove particulate matter from the exhaust gases from boilers. So what makes MHI technology any different? Arvind Bishnoi, Director at Tecpro, said that there were two major advantages to MHI technology. Typically, an ESP system costs Rs 50 crore. With MHI, the costs would be significantly lower and the size of the equipment much smaller.
Second, emissions from their ESP systems will be contained well within the 30 mg/cubic nm norm. Tecpro mainly offers coal and ash handling systems for thermal power projects. It also provides full ‘balance of plant’ solutions on turnkey basis.