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Home News Power Sector News BHEL bags Rs 3150 Crores Contract by outbidding Chinese companies

BHEL bags Rs 3150 Crores Contract by outbidding Chinese companies

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BHELOnce again outbidding Chinese equipment suppliers under International Competitive Bidding (ICB), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an order for the main plant package at the upcoming Malwa Thermal Power Project (TPP) in Madhya Pradesh, involving two new-rating units of 600 MW each. Valued at Rs.31,500 Million, the order for the greenfield power project has been placed on BHEL by Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited (MPPGCL).

Significantly, in Madhya Pradesh, this is the first order secured by BHEL for the new-rating units of 600 MW and is a testimony to the customer's confidence in the company's technological excellence and capability in executing projects of this magnitude. This project will significantly augment the existing generating capacity in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

BHEL's scope of work in the contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of Steam Turbines, Generators, Boilers and associated Auxiliaries, including Transformers, Busducts and state-of-the-art Controls and Instrumentation, in addition to civil works for the main power block.

While the first set is scheduled to go on stream in a tight schedule of 39 months, the second set will be commissioned in 43
months from the zero date of contract.

BHEL has fully established state-of-the-art technology for the manufacture of thermal sets up to 1,000 MW rating suited to
Indian conditions using Indian as well as imported coal. The company has also introduced new rating thermal sets of 270 MW, 525 MW and 600 MW to meet customer demand and orders for 85 numbers of 500-600 MW rating sets have been won by the company, so far.

BHEL is building Capacity and Capability to contribute fully for meeting the power forecast for the 11th Plan and beyond. For this, the company has enhanced its manufacturing capacity to 10,000 MW per annum which is being further enhanced to 15,000 MW per annum by December 2009 and to 20,000 MW by December 2011. Manpower is also being ramped up in a commensurate and timely manner. Besides, the company has taken steps like shift in operational focus from Product to Project and implementation of effective Project Management Systems.

Source: Equity Bulls


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