BHEL secures Rs536-cr order for SJVN's Nepal hydro power project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has secured an order for executing the 900 MW Arun-3 Hydroelectric Project from SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company (SAPDC), in Nepal.

This project will substantially enhance Nepal’s present installed power capacity and contribute significantly to Nepal’s vision of utilising its vast hydro-electric potential for accelerated economic development, BHEL stated in a release.
When completed, the project located in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal, will also be the country’s largest hydropower project.
“This prestigious order is a testimony to BHEL’s proven technological prowess in executing power projects of this magnitude. The order will also provide a fillip to the company’s focus on globalisation as a driver for growth,” says the release.
Valued at Rs536 crore, the order envisages design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment involving supply of four Vertical Francis turbines and generator sets, each rated 225 MW.
BHEL, the largest electrical equipment maker in India, has a large portfolio of projects and products, including turbines, generators, boilers, DG sets, control equipment, transformers, solar modules, motors, wellheads, valves and locomotives. The company has also been providing after- sales support to its overseas customers in the form of spares and services.
The cumulative installed capacity of power plants overseas with BHEL supplied equipment stands at close to 11 GW.
BHEL also secured maiden export orders from countries like Benin, Togo, Chile and Estonia, expanding its global footprints to 83 countries across all the six continents. It has also received an export order valued at $1.5 billion for setting up the 1,320 MW (2x660 MW) Maitree Super Thermal Power Project in Bangladesh.
BHEL is currently executing hydro projects of over 2,700 MW capacity in the country and 2,940 MW in Bhutan which are under various stages of  implementation.
In Nepal, BHEL started off with supply and commissioning of 2x30 MW hydro generating sets for Kulekhani-I Hydro Power Project in 1980. Thereafter, BHEL also successfully set up a 3x5 MW Devighat Hydro Power Project, besides executing a number of contracts for supply & services.
The turbines, generators, generator transformers, control system, bus ducts and other associated equipment will be manufactured at BHEL’s manufacturing units in Bhopal, Bangalore, Rudrapur, Jhansi etc. Erection and commissioning will be undertaken by BHEL’s Power Sector Northern Region and 400 KV GIS will be executed by Transmission Business Group, Noida.
BHEL has so far bagged orders for more than 500 hydroelectric generating sets with a combined capacity of more than 30,000 MW. Out of these, equipment for about 6,600 MW generating capacity is for overseas projects.
BHEL’s hydro plants are successfully and efficiently performing in India and across the world, including in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nepal, Rwanda, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam.