One of BHEL’s projects

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said it won a Rs 2,800 cr order from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) to set up a 660MW coal-based thermal power project in Bhusawal Thermal Power Station in Maharashtra.

It will be set up as an expansion project (Unit 6) of the existing power station. The 1,420 MW Bhusawal station is presently equipped with 2 sets each of 210 MW and 500 MW ratings, all supplied by BHEL.

BHEL is responsible for design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 1×660 MW supercritical thermal set and civil works.

This will be the first supercritical set at BhusaWal station, the public sector company said.

The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants while the company’s Western Region Power Sector division will be responsible for civil works, erection and commissioning.

81% of the coal power projects installed by MAHAGENCO has been set up by BHEL.

So far, BHEL has secured orders for 50 supercritical Steam Generators (SG) and 43 supercritical Steam Turbine Generators (STG) so far in India. This, it said, is the highest in the country by any power equipment manufacturer.

Of these, 15 SGs and 13 STGs have already achieved capacity addition.

BHEL is the largest manufacturer of power generation equipment in the country and has been a major partner in the country’s vision to achieve self-reliance in energy.

The company has established the capability to deliver power plant equipment of 20,000 MW per annum to fully meet India’s demand for power equipment with technology Suited to Indian Conditions.

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