State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged an order worth over Rs 3,500 crore for setting up a thermal power project in Gujarat. The contract has been awarded by the Gujarat State Electricity Corp Ltd.
In a statement on Thursday, BHEL said the Rs 3,536 crore order is to set up an 800 MW super critical thermal plant at Wanakbori in Kheda district.
“This is the first ever project of 800 MW unit rating ordered in the country on EPC basis and is also the highest valued order placed by GSECL,” it said. The work includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the unit.
BHEL has a significant presence in Gujarat with 78.3 per cent share in the installed capacity of 9,653 MW by state utilities for coal, lignite, hydel and gas-based power plants, according to the statement.
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