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Supply of equipment to Tata Powers will be on time: BHEL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid concerns of delay on its part, state-run BHEL, which is supplying equipment for the 4,000 MW Mundra ultra mega power project (UMPP) being constructed by Tata Power, has said that the contract would be executed as per schedule.

Cumulatively valued at Rs 240 crore, the orders were placed on BHEL by Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd, a Tata Power company for their upcoming 4,000 MW (5x800 MW) UMPP at Mundra in Gujarat.

The contract for 40 transformers for Mundra ultra mega power project being executed by BHEL is on track, sources said.

Sources confirmed that although the contract is sizable in terms of the number of transformers to be supplied, yet in percentage terms, it amounts to a minuscule 0.8% of the project.

Company officials confirmed that while all 24 power transformers and nine generator transformers have already been supplied, the balance are being supplied in sync with the project milestones.

Tata Power in a communique to the power ministry had said that the last three 800 MW each units of its Mundra project may get delayed due to delay in supply of power equipment by BHEL.

Tata Power also requested the Power Ministry to intervene so that BHEL could supply the equipment within time to avoid any delays in the commissioning schedule.

Tata Power is awaiting ministry's reply on the same.

The electricity generated from this project would be evacuated by the central transmission utility PowerGrid Corp to the beneficiary states, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan.

BHEL currently generates equipment of 15,000 MW capacity and plans to ramp it up to 20,000 MW by March, 2012.

First Published: Sun, August 07 2011. 11:34 IST