September 21, 2008
RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, was chosen by the Engineering Firm of Larsen & Toubro to supply titanium welded tubing for the Tata Mundra Project in India. Larsen & Toubro is providing condensers to the Tata Mundra Project, a 4,000 megawatt power plant being built near the city of Mundra, in the state of Gujarat.
"RathGibson was awarded this project based upon our high-quality products, dedication to customer service, and cost-effectiveness," said Alfredo D'Souza, Director – Business Development, Middle East and India. "Our commitment to the region has resulted in increased education and technical support for our channel partners and end-users. We are excited to witness the exponential expansion in this area and are proud to contribute to that development."
Developed by Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, the Tata Mundra Project will provide power to more than 16 million customers in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Haryana and is expected to contribute to India's domestic growth and commercial competitiveness.
This project is India's first private power plant to use supercritical technology. The term "supercritical" refers to the state of water when it cannot be clearly defined as a liquid or a gas. By achieving this supercritical state, the efficiency of energy generation is increased while emissions are greatly decreased.