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KSB Group supplies 6,580 valves for new power station in India

Pump and valve producer KSB Group has supplied an order of valves worth millions of Euros to a new steam power plant currently being built in Barh, in the Indian State of Bihar.

The complete order comprised 6,580 gate valves, globe valves and check valves as well as other types of valves. About one third of these valves are manufactured at the German KSB site of Pegnitz. A large part of the scope of supply is also made in KSB's valves factory in India.

India's National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will build a state-of-the-art coal-fired power station Barh comprising three units each of 660 MW. It is a 'supercritical' steam power plant, one that achieves efficiencies above average and places extreme demands on the valves' design and materials due to the high vapour pressure and operating temperatures.