BHEL wins Rs 394 cr contract in AP

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New Delhi, Oct 9: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a Rs 394 crore contract for setting up a captive power plant at the Vizag Steel Plant in Andhra Pradesh.

The order has been placed on the company by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limted (RINL), a BHEL spokesman said here today.

Slated for commissioning within 26 months, the project will provide power for the expansion of the steel plant.

The power plant will be equipped with a state-of-the-art multi-fuel fired boiler, designed to use blast furnace gas-- a waste gas emanating from the steel-making process-- as well as coal, resulting in appreciable saving of fuel.

The Vizag Steel Plant is already equipped with a BHEL-supplied captive power plant that has been operating successfully for more than ten years.

BHEL's scope of work in the project envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the captive power plant, in addition to complete civil works.

Major equipment to be supplied include a 67.5 MW steam turbine generator set and a multi-fuel fired Boiler of 330 tonne per hour capacity, besides associated auxiliaries.

The state-of-the-art boiler will be manufactured at BHEL's Tiruchy plant, while the steam turbine generator set will be supplied by the company's Hyderabad plant.


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