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Ramachandrapuram BHEL unit achieves record turnover

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Apr 6 (UNI) The Ramachandran unit of the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a record turnover of Rs 2,635 crore and an all-time high profit of Rs 600 crore, Unit Executive Director Chandra Pratap Singh said today.

Briefing newsmen about the achievements of the company, he said the exports increased by 1130 per cent from Rs 23 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 260 crore in 2005-06.

The order book for the year 2006-07 was over Rs 4000 crore and the company was confident of doubling its exports to Rs 567 crore, he added.

Some of the major orders include Fr-9E gas turbo generator sets from Petroleum Development Organisation(PDO), Oman, 125 MW STG sets from Sudan, 500 MW sets from APGenco units at Vijayawada and Bhoopalpally, NALGO, Neyveli Lignite Corporation and others, he said adding that BHEL was planning to introduce large advance class gas turbines next year for combined cycle power plants under licence agreement with General Electric, USA.

For the first time, a 15 kv, 120 MW and 3000-rpm generators had been designed to meet the requirement of export market, he said adding that PDO Oman has approved BHEL, Hyderabad to manufacture air-cooled heated exchangers for their Marmul plant.

As envisaged in the Strategic Plan 2007, the Hyderabad unit was gearing itself up for testing Fr-9FA Advanced Class Gas Turbine (255 MW). A new block was under construction for the same, he informed.

The Ramachandrapuram unit has already bagged order for delivery of 12 sets by 2007-08, including four sets from Sudan and orders for another seven sets were expected by June 2006 for delivery by 2008-09, he added.


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