HYDERABAD: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said it has bagged its largest order aggregating to Rs 17,950 crore from the Telangana State Power Generation Corporation to set up a 4,000 MW plant at Yadadri.
Earlier this year, TSGENCO had entered into an MoU with BHEL for construction of new thermal power plants totalling 6,000 MW in the state.
It may also be noted that in December 2014, TSGENCO had placed an order with BHEL for setting up Telangana’s first super critical thermal power plant of 800 MW rating, also on EPC basis, at Kothagudem followed by an order for the 4X270 MW Bhadradari TPS at Manuguru in Khammam district in March this year.
According to BHEL, all these power plants are expected to commence power generation on fast-track basis to meet the state’s increasing demand for power, with power being identified as a crucial factor for the development of the state.
“BHEL has achieved a new landmark by securing the single largest order in its history for setting up a 4,000 MW (5X800 mw) supercritical thermal power project from TSGENCO,” BHEL said in a statement. The project is valued at Rs 17,950 crore and is one of the highest orders ever placed in the capital goods sector in India, the statement added.
“TSGENCO has entrusted BHEL with this order for setting up the 5X800 MW thermal power plant, on engineering, procurement and construction basis at Damaracherla in Nalgonda District of Telangana, named as Yadadri Thermal Power Project,” it said.
The power generation machinery maker further said BHEL has been a long standing partner in the development of the erstwhile combined state of Andhra Pradesh with 78 per cent of the coal-based power stations having been commissioned by the company.
In 2014-15, these plants operated at a high plant load factor of 83.5 per cent as against the national average of 65.5 per cent. To overcome the current uncertainty of coal supply, BHEL shall be supplying its in-house developed fuel flexible boiler, which is capable of firing the entire range, from 100 per cent Indian to 100 per cent imported mix of coal, BHEL said.
In the pipeline
On December 2014, TSGENCO had placed an order with BHEL for setting up Telangana’s first super critical thermal power plant of 800 MW rating, also on EPC basis, at Kothagudem followed by an order for the 4X270 MW in Khammam district this year