BHEL sets up country's largest welding station

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Tiruchirapalli, Nov 17 (UNI) The Public Sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), here has set up the country's largest frame 9FA HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generator) module welding station to manufacture 22.4 metres high modules.

According to a press release here today, Mr V Ananthakrishnan, Executive Director, BHEL, Tiruchirappalli, inaugurated the facility in the presence of Mr T S G Narayanan, Deputy Director of Boilers at a function here.

The station would enable BHEL to manufacture 618 modules in 2008-09 for use in various HRSG projects under execution, the release added.

The newly commissioned welding station was designed for handling Frame 9FA HRSG modules of up to 22.4 metres height, 3.715 metres width and a volume of weight up to 7.009 tonnes, with a unique formulation of special welding procedures and heat treatment techniques.

This would arm the BHEL to execute 10 orders, aggregating to a power generation capacity of 3,500 MW, using Combined Cycle and Cogeneration Power plants on turn-key basis, the release added.

The recent orders won by BHEL for such type of steam generators, include the EPC (Erection, Procurement and Commissioning) contracts from Pragati Power Corporation Limited (PPCL) for 1371 MW CCPP at Bawana in Delhi, from GSPC Pipavav Power Company Limited (GPPC) for a 700 MW CCPP at Pipavav in the coastal Saurashtra region, from Gujarat State Energy Generation Limited (GSEG) for a 350 MW CCPP at Hazira and from Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for a 345 MW CCPP at Nagothane in Maharashtra, the release added.

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