BHEL bags Rs 2,500 cr order from APPDCL

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (UNI) Engineering major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) today said it has won a Rs 2,500 crore contract for the 1,600 MW Krishnapatnam power project in Andhra Pradesh, its maiden order for 800 MW supercritical boilers.

The contract has been placed on BHEL by Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd (APPDCL), a joint venture of APGenco and ILFS, a BHEL spokesman told UNI.

BHEL outbid the L&T-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) combine in an open global tender.

For the project, BHEL will manufacture, supply, erect, test and commission steam generators and associated auxiliaries, including electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

The supercritical boilers will be manufactured by BHEL at its Tiruchirapalli works in Tamil Nadu, while the company's Hyderabad and Ranipet plants will supply the coal mills and the ESPs, respectively.

BHEL had recently signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Electricity Board for the formation of a joint venture company for setting up a 2x800 MW supercritical thermal power project at Udangudi in Tuticorin District of Tamil Nadu, with principal equity stake from BHEL and TNEB.

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