BHEL CMD BP Rao
POWER equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said on December 22 that it had bagged a contract for a thermal power project worth euro 16.96 in its maiden entry to Turkey.
Winning the contract through global competitive bidding, the company will rehabilitate three units of Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) for the 430 MW Tuncbilek Thermal Power Project in Turkey on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction)...basis, the Maharatna PSU major said in a statement.
The ESP is a device which removes suspended dust particles from gas or exhaust by applying a high-voltage electrostatic charge and collecting the particles on charged plates.
The order for EPC has been placed by Turkey's state-run largest electric power company, Electricity Generation Co (EGC).
Turkey has embarked on a renovation and modernization programme of its old thermal power projects. The present contract is aimed at reducing the emission level drastically, said the statement.
It said the ESPs will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL's Ranipet unit, and motors and other auxiliaries by its Bhopal facility.
"BHEL's globalisation strategies are yielding rich dividends and BHEL today has references in over 76 countries in six continents," the statement added.
The order has been placed on BHEL by Electricity Generation Company (Turkish: Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. Genel Müdürlüğü; EÜAŞ) which is the largest electric power company in Turkey.
EUAS is owned by the Turkish government and it generates and supplies electricity throughout the country.
Turkey has embarked on a renovation and modernization (R&M) programme of its old thermal power projects and the present contract is aimed at reducing the emission levels drastically.
The electrostatic precipitators will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL’s Ranipet unit, Motors and other auxiliaries by its Bhopal facility and controls by the company’s Bangalore unit.
The PSU major has been on an expansion drive and today has references in over seventy six countries in six continents.
BHEL’s global reference include the entire gamut of BHEL’s products and systems such as power plants (thermal, gas and hydro), turbines, generators, sub-stations, transformers, motors, photo voltaic modules, to name a few.
Today, with 20,000 MW per annum capacity for power plant equipment manufacturing, BHEL's mammoth size of operations is evident from its widespread network of 17 manufacturing units and eight overseas offices, six joint ventures.
BHEL has 57 percent share in India's total installed capacity and 65 percent share in the country's total generation from thermal utility sets (coal based) as of March 31, 2014.