Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) secured the largest order in its history for setting up a 4,000 megawatt (5x800 Mw) super-critical thermal power project from Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO). The order is valued at Rs 17,950 crore.
The company in a statement said this is also one of the highest value orders ever placed in the capital goods sector in India.
In December 2014, TSGENCO placed an order for setting up Telangana’s first super-critical thermal power plant of 800 Mw to BHEL, followed by an order for the 4x270 Mw Bhadradari thermal power station at Manuguru in Khammam district in March 2015.
BHEL’s scope of work in the project would include design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 5x800 Mw thermal sets on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.
“The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bangalore and Jhansi plants, while the company's power sector construction division will be responsible for civil works and commissioning of the equipment,” said the company’s statement.
To overcome the uncertainty of coal supply, BHEL said it shall be supplying its in-house developed fuel flexible boiler, which is capable of firing the entire range, from 100 per cent Indian to 100 per cent imported mix of coal. This will provide security against variation in design coal and the coal actually available during operation, thereby offering operational flexibility to ensure uninterrupted generation of electricity.
BHEL is the largest manufacturer of power generation equipment in the country with expertise in power plant equipment of 20,000 Mw per annum to fully meet India's demand for power equipment with technology suitable for Indian conditions developed through in-house research and development.