Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an EPC order valued at INR117bn ($1.8bn) from Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL) to establish a 3x800MW supercritical thermal power plant in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
PVUNL is a subsidiary of NTPC in joint venture with Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited.
The order for setting up the Patratu Super Thermal Power Station Expansion, Phase-I (3x 800MW) is the single largest order ever placed by NTPC or its subsidiaries and the second largest order won by BHEL.
The project will be located at Patratu in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand.
The project is expected to contribute to the nation’s quest for clean and eco-friendly power and also reduce fuel consumption by employing high-efficiency equipment working at higher operating parameters.
Commissioning of the project will also result in a phasing out of the old fleet of sub-critical units currently installed at Patratu.
Modern flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems will be incorporated into the project to capture pollutants such as SOx and NOx, further reducing emissions.
Said to be the largest of its kind in India, this project will be use air cooled condenser technology, which will result in conserving a large amount of water.
BHEL is also currently executing the 3x660MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Station in Chatra district.
Key equipment for the Patratu project will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Ranipet, Bhopal, Bengaluru and Jhansi plants.
The company’s Power Sector – Western Region division will take up construction and installation activities at the site.
BHEL is major manufacturer of power generation equipment, with an installed base of more than 180,000MW of power plant equipment globally.
In the supercritical segment, BHEL has manufactured and executed 660MW, 700MW and 800MW sets.
So far, BHEL has received orders for 56 sets of supercritical boilers and 49 sets of supercritical turbine generators from domestic and overseas customers.