Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an INR28bn ($438.48m) order for setting up a 660MW supercritical thermal power project in Maharashtra, India.
BHEL said that the facility will be established as an expansion project (Unit 6) of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco)’s Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
BHEL’s scope of work for the expansion project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 1x660MW supercritical thermal set and civil works.
The 1,420MW Bhusawal TPS currently has two sets each of 210MW and 500MW ratings, which were supplied and commissioned by BHEL.
Key equipment for the brown-field expansion project will be manufactured at BHEL’s plants in Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru.
The company’s Power Sector – Western Region will be responsible for civil works and erection and commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL has an 81% share in the coal-based power stations installed in Maharashtra by the utility.
The company has secured orders for 50 supercritical steam generators (SGs) and 43 supercritical steam turbine generators (STGs) in India. Of these, 15 SGs and 13 STGs have already achieved capacity addition.
BHEL is a manufacturer of power generation equipment in the country. The company has established the capability to deliver power plant equipment of 20,000MW per year.