India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an order for setting up a 1,320MW Supercritical Thermal Power Project (TPP) in Tamil Nadu.
The order, valued at over INR73bn ($1.14bn), for setting up the 2x660MW Udangudi TPP has been placed by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).
This is the fourth order for supercritical sets finalised by TANGEDCO in the last three years, all of which have been won by BHEL.
The power equipment manufacturer had won the three earlier orders – 2x660MW Ennore SEZ, 1x800MW North Chennai Supercritical TPP Stage-III and 2x800MW Uppur TPP – on International Competition Bidding basis.
BHEL will execute the greenfield project, located at Udangudi in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, on Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) basis.
The scope of work for BHEL in the current contract involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning and civil works for the plant, including sea water intake and outfall systems.
Critical equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL’s plants in Trichy, Bhopal, Haridwar, Ranipet, Jhansi, Hyderabad, Thirumayam and Bengaluru.
The company’s Power Sector – Southern Region will be responsible for civil works, erection and commissioning of the equipment.
Implementation of the new projects is expected to promote growth in Tamil Nadu and provide easy access to electricity to the people of the state.
BHEL currently has an 83% share in the state’s coal-based generating capacity and has been a major contributor to the power development programme of Tamil Nadu.
BHEL currently has orders for 50 sets of supercritical boilers and 43 sets of supercritical turbine generators from various customers, including Central, State as well as private sector utilities.