PSU major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a Rs.7800 crore-contract for setting up a 1,320 MW supercritical thermal power project on EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).
The order for setting up a 2x660 MW coal-fired...supercritical thermal power project at Ennore SEZ in Tamil Nadu, has been won by BHEL against International Competitive Bidding (ICB), which was open to all qualified domestic and foreign bidders and included debt financing by the bidder, BHEL said in a statement.
The power plant will be constructed on a reclaimed ash pond, calling for specialised civil design, utilising an otherwise barren land, the statement added.
With this project, BHEL has now won orders for supply and installation of 35 supercritical boilers and 30 turbines of 660 / 700 / 800 MW ratings.
For the tender, BHEL partnered with Power Finance Corporation (PFC), another PSU, by syndicating the financing package in the current competitive environment.
“BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning for the EPC Package comprising 2x660 MW supercritical sets,” the statement added.
The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Jhansi plants, while the company's power sector — southern region will be responsible for civil works and erection and commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL has developed fuel flexible supercritical boilers capable of handling a wide variety of fuel blends of imported and indigenous coal.
These boilers designed by BHEL are capable of operating the plant continuously at full load with fuel ranging from 100 percent imported to 100 percent indigenous coal.
BHEL-equipped sets generate around two thirds of the nation's power and having commissioned more than 380 coal based sets aggregating to more than 95,000 MW in the country, the company has gained valuable experience of working with various Indian coals and diverse Indian conditions. Responding to the increased demand for power equipment in the country, BHEL was the first to rise to the occasion and enhanced its manufacturing capacity to 20,000 MW per annum.
On October 4, BHEL and Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish thermal power plants to generate 6,000 MW of electricity in Telangana.
BHEL is the largest manufacturer of the power generation equipment in the country and has been a major partner in the country’s vision to achieve self-reliance in energy.With a share of 57 percent in the total installed capacity in the country, BHEL contributes 62 percent of the total power generated in the country which is testimony to the superlative performance of BHEL's equipment.