BHEL makes maiden entry in Rwanda, bags Rs 400 contract

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (UNI) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it has won a Rs 400 contract for setting up the Nyaborongo hydro power project in Rwanda.

The contract-- BHEL's maiden entery in the East African country-- envisages turnkey execution of the hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical packages for the project comprising two francis-type hydro generating units of 14 MW each, a BHEL spokesman told UNI.

The order has been placed on a BHEL-led consortium by the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure, and come, on the heels of BHEL' breakthroughs in the Syrian and Vietnamese power sectors.

The Hyaborongo project is funded by the Government of India's Line of Credit to the Rwandan Government.

BHEL will supply hydro turbines, generators, transformers, controls, monitoring and protection system and switchgear.

The company has already established its presence in a number of African nations such as Sudan, Libya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria.

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