BHEL wins 1,990-cr order from NTPC joint venture

BHEL wins 1,990-cr order from NTPC joint venture


New Delhi: Public sector power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd on 30 August announced it has bagged a Rs1,990-crore order for supply and installation of steam generator and steam turbine packages at the upcoming Vallur Thermal Power Project at Ennore, Tamil Nadu.

Outbidding European suppliers, BHEL received the order from NTPC-Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited (NTECL), a joint venture between NTPC and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB).

The order comes close on the heels of BHEL winning three contracts for supply and installation of seven sets of 500 MW each at Jhajjar STPS, Koderma TPS and Durgapur Steel TPS, it said in a release.

Being set up under the government’s mega power project policy, the Vallur project is targeted for synchronisation during the 11th Plan and would add nearly 24 million units every day to the grid on commissioning.

As per the order, BHEL’s scope of work would involve designing, engineering manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of steam and turbine generators, electrostatic precipitators, associated auxiliaries and controls and instrumentation system.

So far, BHEL has won orders for supply and installation of 60 units of 500 MW each, of which 31 have been commissioned.

Aimed at equipping itself to meet the country’s power capacity addition targets in the 11th Plan and beyond, BHEL is enhancing its manufacturing capacity in the next three years, from the current level of 6,000 MW to 15,000 MW per annum, the release said.