New Delhi: The Country’s largest power equipment supplier, BHEL, said on 21 December it will invest an additional Rs220 crore to upgrade production at its blade shop in Haridwar from 40,000 blades to 2.25 lakh blades by 2009.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has already invested Rs180 crore on the blade shop, set up in 2003 to produce 40,000 blades.
“With this, BHEL will become fully capable of manufacturing advanced design blades for thermal sets up to 1,000MW capacity,” the company said in a statement.
Advanced design blades are used in thermal sets for better efficiency and lower heat rate.
BHEL has embarked on an expansion plant to augment its manufacturing capacity to 15,000MW a year by 2009. The capacity augmentation at Haridwar blade shop is a part of the overall plan.
The company is also setting up a new fabrication plant and a central stamping unit at Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh at an investment of Rs306 crore.