While the gross profit surged 18 per cent, the net profit rose 17 per cent at Rs 2,815 crore against Rs 2,415 crore in the previous year, he said. The year also saw the highest-ever order booking at Rs 50.265 crore, from domestic and overseas markets. At the end of the year, outstanding orders in hand for execution in 2008-09 and beyond stood at about Rs 85,000 crore-- the highest ever in physical as well as financial terms.
In international business, BHEL achieved a physical export order inflow of Rs 2,311 crore. ''We are sure of achieving the 11th Plan target, and plans to be a Rs 45,000 crore turnover company by 2011-12,'' he said.