Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an order for the main plant of an upcoming thermal power project in Orissa, involving two new-rating units of 600 MW each.
Valued at Rs2,600 crore, the greenfield power project, located at Derang in Angul district of Orissa, is being set up by Jindal India Thermal Power Limited (JITPL).
BHEL's scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries and electricals, besides state-of-the-art controls and instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).
The order comes close on the heels of an order for a 600 MW thermal power plant from Korba West Power Company Limited in Chhattisgarh.
"This order is testimony to the confidence reposed by independent power producers (IPPs) in BHEL's capabilities. It also reinforces BHEL's leadership status in the execution of thermal power projects involving supply of state-of-the-art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions," a BHEL release said.
Nearly 95 per cent of BHEL's orders in the power sector, so far this year, is from private sector customers, the release added.