Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won four major contracts, of a total value of Rs7,000 crore, for the supply and installation of electrical equipment for thermal power projects in the country.
These major contracts were won against tough international competition, the state-run electrical equipment major said in a release.
These contracts are for the supply and installation of main plant equipment for thermal power projects, with a cumulative capacity of 3,250 MW, located in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
The projects were awarded by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), Tamil Nadu Power Limited (TNPL) and Mahagenco.
''The company has earlier supplied equipment to all the three utilities and with these orders, the customers have once again reposed confidence in BHEL's proven technological excellence and capability in executing projects of this magnitude,'' BHEL said in its release.
NTPC has placed two orders for supply of steam generator and electrostatic precipitator (ESP) for its 2x500 MW Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) stage-IV in Madhya Pradesh and the 2x500 MW Rihand STPP stage-III in Uttar Pradesh.
TNPL's contract is for the setting up of the 2x500 MW Tuticorin Thermal Power Project (TPP) in Tamil Nadu. These units will add 24 million units every day to the grid on commissioning.
The Mahagenco order is for the setting up of the Parli TPP Stage-III (1x250 MW) in Maharashtra, including design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the main plant package, BHEL said.
The equipments will be manufactured at BHEL's Haridwar, Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal and Jhansi plants. The company's power sector regions will undertake erection and commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL has now enhanced its manufacturing capacity to 10,000 MW per annum to meet the rising demand for power in the country. The company plans to step up its annual capacity to 15,000 MW by December 2009 and to 20,000 MW by December 2011.