HYDERABAD: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) will set up Telangana’s first super critical thermal power plant at an estimated `3,810 crore investment.
The Telangana State Power Generation and Corporation Ltd (TSGENCO), which has awarded the contract to set up a 1X800 mw plant to Bhel, also has entered into an MoU with Bhel for construction of new thermal power plants aggregating 6,000 mw across the state in the next three years to meet the increasing demand for power.
“Valued at `3,810 crore, the order is for setting up the 800 mw supercritical thermal power plant on EPC (Engineering, procurement and construction) basis at Kothagudem in Khammam district of Telangana,” Bhel said in a disclosure with the bourses.
The 800 mw plant has to be commissioned in 36 months on fast-track basis with both Bhel and TSGENCO setting up teams to expedite clearances and execution of the project. K Chandrasekhara Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana handed over an advance cheque of `350 crore to B Prasada Rao, Chairman and MD of Bhel.
With this project, Bhel now has orders for supply and installation of 36 supercritical boilers and 31 turbines of 660/700/800 mw ratings.
BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning of the 1x800 MW supercritical set on EPC basis. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Hyderabad, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bangalore and Jhansi plants, with the company’s Power Sector - Western Region to be responsible for civil works and erection / commissioning of the equipment.
The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at Bhel’s Trichy, Hyderabad, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bengaluru and Jhansi plants.
The company’s power sector western region is responsible for civil works and erection, commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL has been a long-standing partner in united Andhra Pradesh, with 84 per cent of the coal-based power stations having been commissioned and it counts a plant load factor of 78.1 per cent as against the national average of 65.6 per cent in 2013-14.