Bhel is scouting for a technology partner for its ambitious nuclear turbine and reactor project. The company is likely to set up a unit of 700 Mw and a 1,000 Mw nuclear turbine unit in Bhopal.
As per reports, BHEL is in talks with various technology partners for the projects.
The company initially is learnt to have manufacturing nuke turbines in 700-1,000 Mw capacity and later to enhance that to 6,000 Mw capacity. The public sector giant is in talks with various companies of France and Russia for the purpose.
BHEL had expected to complete the deal by September this year but it could not be materialised in the Bhopal unit premises.
At present the Bhopal unit is using 50 per cent of its capacity of the total installed capacity of 2,500 Mw power equipment, mainly transformers, hydro turbines and motors .
“Bhopal is one of the best options to have one nuclear turbine manufacturing unit,” said an official and expected the Navratna company would finalise a deal soon in this regard.
BHEL is also aiming high at attaining Maharatna status proposed by the Union government. In a function organised here, Union Heavy Industries Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh and his deputy Arun Yadav lauded the efforts of the company in making new stride for ultra-high transformers and hoped for it to be a Maharatna company.