Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a contract worth INR27.59bn ($405.8m) for building a supercritical thermal power project in Tamil Nadu, India.
The North Chennai Supercritical TPS Stage III project, awarded by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, will represent the state’s first 800MW supercritical set-based power plant.
The plant will be built in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvallur district.
Under the contract, BHEL will be responsible for the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning and civil works for the main plant package.
The contract’s key equipment will be produced at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bangalore plants. The company's Power Sector - Southern Region will deliver civil works and erection/commissioning of the equipment.
The project is expected to be commissioned by August 2019.