Bhel pips European companies to bag Rs 1,990-crore deal

Written by Energy Bureau | New Delhi, Aug 30 | Updated: Aug 31 2007, 04:58am hrs
Outbidding leading European equipment suppliers under International Competitive Bidding (ICB), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel) has won a Rs 1,990-crore order for the supply and installation of steam generator and steam turbine packages at the upcoming Vallur Thermal Power Project in Ennore,Tamil Nadu, involving two units of 500 mw each.

The orders for the Greenfield power project have

been placed on Bhel by NTPC-Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited (NTECL), a joint

venture company of NTPC

and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB).

Significantly, the contract comes close on the heels of three mega contracts for

the supply and installation of seven sets of 500 mw each

at Jhajjar STPS (3x500 mw),

Koderma TPS (2x500 mw)

and Durgapur Steel TPS (2x500 mw) and is a testimony to the customers confidence in Bhels capabilities and proven technological excellence.

Being set up under the Govt of Indias Mega Power Project policy, the project is targetted for synchronisation during the 11th Plan and will add nearly 24 million units every day to the grid on commissioning. Bhels scope of work involves design, engineering manufacture, supply, and erection and commissioning of Steam Generators, Turbine Generators, Electrostatic Precipitators and Associated Auxiliaries, besides state-of-the-art Controls and Instrumentation (C&I) system.

Having demonstrated its track record in successfully establishing new technologies to serve the nations power sector, Bhel is now poised to introduce 800 mw thermal sets with supercritical parameters.

Bhel has equipped itself to produce thermal power equipment for 800 mw sets and above, suited to Indian conditions, using Indian as well as imported coal. In addition, the company is shoring up its capability for higher rating Hydro sets and advanced class Gas Turbines to cater to upcoming market requirements.

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.