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BHEL embarks on expansion

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Trichy 

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Trichy, will soon embark on a major expansion programme at an outlay of Rs 732 crore.
RN Misra, executive director, BHEL, said that the first phase of the capacity augmentation programme, taken up at an investment of Rs 190 crore, is under progress, and would be completed by the year-end.
The second phase, which is also being implemented concurrently, will involve an additional investment of Rs 732 crore and would enhance the boiler plant capacity to 15,000 Mw per annum.
The power plant equipment major is investing around Rs 3,200 crore to enable the corporation to supply over 75,000 Mw power generation equipment every five years to meet the nation's capacity addition requirements.
The capacity augmentation schemes would comprise addition of shop floor areas, installation of machinery and equipment, facilitating enhancement of productivity at all critical and essential work centres.
This will also meet the technical requirements for manufacturing 800-mega watt and 1,000-mega watt super critical boilers.
The Trichy complex is targeting a turnover of Rs 10,000 crore by 2011-2012 and has drawn up plans for the same. It has recruited about 700 artisans and 110 supervisor trainees.

First Published: Tue, August 21 2007. 00:00 IST