BHEL bags Rs 3,368 cr order from CSEB

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Tiruchirapalli, May 4 (UNI) Public sector major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has secured orders worth Rs 3,368 crore for the supply and installation of Main Plant Package at two power projects, involving three coal-based units of 500 MW each, in Chhattisgarh.

According to a BHEL release here today, the orders, placed by Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB), envisaged setting up of a 500 MW unit at Korba West Thermal Power Project and two units of 500 MW each at the upcoming Marwa Thermal Power Project.

Slated for synchronisation during the XI Plan, these units would add 36 million units every day to the grid on commissioning.

The BHEL's scope of work in the contract included design, engineering, manufacture, supply and commissioning of steam turbines, generators, boilers, associated auxiliaries, piping and electricals besides state-of-the-art controls and instrumentation.

BHEL had completely established a state-of-the-art technology for manufacturing thermal sets up to 600 MW rating in the sub-critical range and had the capability to manufacture sets up to 1,000 MW rating. The company had recently introduced new rating thermal sets of 270 MW, 525 MW and 600 MW to meet customer demand.

The BHEL was now poised to introduce 800 MW thermal sets with supercritical parameters and also thermal power equipment for 800 MW sets and above, which was suited to Indian conditions, using Indian as well as imported coal.

BHEL was building its capacity and capability to meet the power forecast for the XI Plan and beyond and it had already enhanced its manufacturing capacity to 10,000 MW per annum which was being further enhanced to 15,000 MW per annum with a total investment of Rs 4,200 crore, the release added.

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