BHELto invest Rs 52 cr in nuclear power generators

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New Delhi, Jan 29 (UNI) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will invest Rs 52 crore in modernising its facilities for manufacturing steam generators for 700 MWe nuclear power stations and special facilities for manufacturing unique equipment for Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Defence.

Besides, an Advanced Centre for Manufacturing Excellence will be set up at BHEL's Welding Research Institute, Trichy at an investment of about Rs 19 crore, a BHEL spokesman told UNI today.

The company will also augment its manufacturing capacity to 15,000 MW per annum by 2009 by upgrading its boiler manufacturing facility at its Trichy plant.

With the completion of this programme, BHEL's production capacity for manufacturing thermal and nuclear boilers will go up from 1,08,000 MT to 4,81,000 MT, the spokesman said.

The new scheme will help the company to enhance its capability to build higher rating boilers and once-through super critical (OTSC) technology of 800 MW and 1,000 MW.

The company has already invested Rs 190 crore on the boiler shops and is now investing another Rs 736 crore to upgrade the production capacity of boilers.

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