BHEL wins Rs5,450-crore Bajaj Group contract for mega power project in UP

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will supply plant and equipment, including power generating sets, for three coal-fired super critical thermal units being set up by the Bajaj Group.

BHEL bagged the contract, valued at Rs5,450 crore, outbidding Alstom in an international competitive bidding, the company said in a release. The project consists of three 660 MW generating units with supercritical parameters, it added.

The order has been placed on BHEL by Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL), a Bajaj group company, which is setting up the 1,980 MW Lalitpur Supercritical Thermal Power Station (TPS), in Uttar Pradesh.

This is the first power project being set up by the Bajaj group based on supercritical technology, the release said, adding, the contract is proof of customer confidence in BHEL's capability.

With this contract, BHEL has maintained its track record of bagging most of the orders for power generating equipment in Uttar Pradesh. The company has commissioned about 9,900 MW of power generating sets of various ratings in the state, so far, the release said.

BHEL is already executing major contracts for supply of main plant equipment with supercritical parameters for the 2x660 MW Barh Thermal Power Project Stage-II of NTPC, the 3x660 MW Bara Thermal Power Project of Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (a part of the Jaypee Group), 2x800 MW Yeramarus and 1x800 MW Edlapur Thermal Power Projects of Raichur Power Corporation Limited and the 1x700 MW Bellary Thermal Power Project (Unit 3) of KPCL.