BHEL wins Rs 641 cr contract in Himachal

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New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) today said it has secured a Rs 641 crore World Bank-funded contract for setting up a 412 MW hydro electric project in Himachal Pradesh.

The order for the 6 x 68.67 MW project in Rampur has been placed on BHEL by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL), and has to be completed in 42 months, a BHEL spokesman told UNI.

Located in Kullu, about 235 km from Kalka, the powerhouse will generate electricity using the waters of Satluj at a head of 119 meters.

The Rampur project, located on the downstream of the 6x250 MW Nathpa Jhakri project, will use the de-silted water discharged by the upstream project.

The equipment will be supplied by the BHEL's works at Bhopal and Bangalore.

BHEL's scope of work in the contract envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of complete electromechanical works for the project.

For SJVNL, BHEL, as part of the EUCONA consortium, had earlier set up the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri project, the largest underground hydro-electric power project in the country.

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