NEW DELHI: State-run engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a `1,600 crore order from a joint venture company of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) to set up a coal-based thermal power project in Odisha.
“The 1x250 MW coal-based thermal unit will be set up at Rourkela Power Project on Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) basis,” Bharat Heavy Electricals said in a statement on Monday.
The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants while the company’s power sector division shall be responsible for civil works and erection/commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL has a long-standing partnership with National Thermal Power Corporation and has supplied over 30,000 mega watt of the coal-based power plants of National Thermal Power Corporation and its joint ventures that account for around 80 per cent of its coal-based installed capacity.
According to the statement, the Rs 1,600 crore order for Stage-III of brownfield power project, located in Rourkela district of Odisha, has been placed on Bharat Heavy Electricals by NTPC-SAIL Power Company (NSPCL). BHEL had earlier executed the coal-based 2x250 mega watt Bhilai Expansion power plant for NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited.BHEL is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacturing, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products, systems and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. power, transmission, industry etc.