Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has bagged an order worth Rs 3,810 crore from the Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) to set up an 800 MW power project at Kothagudem in Khammam district in Telangana.
In a statement, BHEL said this is a supercritical power project on EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) basis and has already received an advance payment of Rs 350 crore from Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
“Significantly, the project is targeted to be commissioned in 36 months on fast-track basis with both BHEL and TSGENCO setting up teams to expedite clearances and execution of the project. BHEL has been a long-standing partner in the development of the erstwhile undivided state of Andhra Pradesh with 84% of the coal-based power stations commissioned by BHEL,” said the statement.
TSGENCO has also entered into an MoU with BHEL for construction of new thermal plants totalling to 6,000 MW in the state in the next three years to meet the increasing demand for power, which has been identified as a crucial factor for the state’s development.
“To overcome the current uncertainty of coal supply, BHEL shall supply its in-house developed fuel flexible boiler, which is capable of firing the entire range, from 100% Indian to 100% imported mix of coal,” said the company.
The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Hyderabad, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bengaluru and Jhansi plants.