BHEL-Haridwar is likely to exceed production target
New Delhi, Mar 26: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd's Haridwar unit is likely to cross its target of manufacturing equipment worth Rs 1850 crore during the current fiscal.
Expressing confidence in achieving the target, the unit's Additional General Manager Khalid Zaheer told UNI that about 45 per cent of the country's installed power generating capacity of 1,15,000 Mw is contributed by the equipment supplied by BHEL-Haridwar.This share would go up to 65 per cent if all other BHEL units were put together, he said.
"Our future plans are to manufacture power equipment of upto 800 MW capacity", he said.Till date the Haridwar unit has supplied 180 power generating sets of 100 to 500 MW, he recalled.BHEL has an order book position of Rs 33,800 crore and the Haridwar unit's share is about Rs 4300 crore, he said.
Playing an active role in evironmental conservation, the Pollution Control Research Institute(PCRI), set up in BHEL-Haridwar under United Nations Development Programme, has started providing consultancy services for environmental studies and audit of industries and power plants,and quality control of rivers and canals, he said.
With a workforce of 70,000 including 1250 engineers, BHEL-Haridwar is ready for any competition in quality and business, Mr Zaheer said.