The plant, to be built in the state of Rajasthan under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2013. Abhijeet (Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd) has been appointed project developer.
Shmuel Fledel, CEO of Siemens Solar Thermal Energy Business Unit commented, "The Indian CSP market is rapidly developing, and with this step we strengthen our business for CSP technology."
At the end of January, Siemens was awarded three orders to supply a total of four steam turbine generator units for 300 MW worth of solar thermal power plants, also in Rajasthan, and also under the JNNSM. They are owned, respectively, by Godawari Green Energy Ltd, Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd and Lanco Solar Energy.