BHEL-NPCIL joint venture finalising technology partner

The joint venture company of state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) will finalise its technology partner in the next four months.

BHEL is in talks with Czech utility Skoda Power, French major Alstom and two other firms for providing technological support to its JV company with NPCIL.

''The technology partner for our JV with NPCIL would be finalised in four month`s time,'' K Ravi Kumar, chairman and managing director of BHEL, said.

BHEL is currently manufacturing equipments which have a capacity to produce 8x700 MW power for the JVC at its Bhopal unit.

The company is also looking at another coastal site for manufacturing equipment with over 700 MW capacities.

BHEL, meanwhile, secured a contract for setting up a 500 MW thermal power plant (2x250 MW) in Madhya Pradesh.