Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a Rs 3536 crore contract from Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) for setting up a supercritical thermal power project on EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.
"The order for setting up a 1x800 MW coal-fired supercritical thermal unit at Wanakbori in Kheda District of Gujarat, has been won by BHEL against International Competitive Bidding (ICB). With this, GSECL has reposed confidence in BHEL's proven technological excellence as also its capability in executing power projects of this magnitude on EPC basis," said a BHEL press release.
Significantly, this is the first ever project of 800 MW unit rating ordered in the country on EPC basis and is also the highest valued order placed by GSECL.
BHEL's scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning for the EPC Package comprising 1x800 MW supercritical set. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL's Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Jhansi plants, with the company's Power Sector - Western Region to be responsible for civil works and erection / commissioning of the equipment.
With this project, BHEL has now won orders for supply and installation of 33 supercritical boilers and 28 turbines of 660 / 700 / 800 MW ratings. BHEL has a significant presence in Gujarat with 78.3% share in the installed capacity of 9,653 MW in the state utilities for coal, lignite, hydel and gas based power plants.