BHEL wins turnkey contract for Pragati III Combined Cycle Power Plant through International Competitive Bidding

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited BHEL has won a contract for setting up another combined cycle power plant in Delhi on a turnkey basis, involving supply and commissioning of four advanced class Frame 9FA Gas Turbines.

Valued at Rs3,588 crore, the order for the gas turbine-based CCPP to be installed at Bawana in Delhi, has been placed by Pragati Power Corporation Limited PPCL. BHEL has earlier set up on turnkey basis, the 330 MW Pragati CCPP in Delhi, which has been performing exceedingly well since commissioning.

The order comprises two combined cycle modules with a gross plant output of 1371 MW. While the first block will be completed in 28 months, the second block is slated for completion in 32 months.

This is the fourth order bagged by BHEL involving advance Class Frame 9FA Gas Turbines - BHEL has won similar EPC contracts from GSPC Pipavav Power Company Limited GPPC for a 700 MW gas turbine-based CCPP to be installed near Pipavav in the coastal Saurashtra region; from Gujarat State Energy Generation Limited GSEG for a 350 MW gas turbine-based CCPP to be installed at Hazira and from Reliance Industries Limited RIL for a 345 MW gas turbine-based CCPP to be installed at Nagothane in Maharashtra.

BHEL's scope of work in the present project envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of four Frame 9FA gas turbine generator sets, two steam turbine generator sets and four heat recovery steam generators with state of the art controls and instrumentation, associated auxiliaries and balance of plant, in addition to complete civil works and spares.

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.

The company is also shoring up its capability for higher rating hydro sets and advanced class gas turbines to cater to upcoming market requirements.

BHEL is building capacity and capability to contribute fully for meeting the power forecast for the 11th Plan and beyond. For this, the company has already enhanced its manufacturing capacity to 10,000 MW per annum which is being further enhanced to 15,000 MW per annum in the next two years with a total investment of Rs.42,000 Million.