Close on the heels of an order for a 1,200 MW thermal power plant of Jindal India Thermal Power Limited in Orissa, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured another order for the extended Boiler Turbine Generator (BTG) package for an upcoming Thermal Power Project (TPP) in Orissa, involving two new-rating units of 525 MW each.
Valued at Rs.26,300 Million, the order for the greenfield power project, located at Malibrahmani in Angul district of Orissa, has been placed on BHEL by Monnet Power Company Limited (MPCL), a company under the Monnet Ispat and Energy Group and reflects the customer’s confidence in the company’s technological excellence and capabilities in executing projects of this magnitude.
The order is testimony to the confidence reposed by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in BHEL’s capabilities. It also reinforces BHEL’s leadership status in the execution of thermal power projects involving supply of state-of-the-art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions.
Significantly, private sector customers have been reposing confidence in BHEL and in the current fiscal, nearly 95% of the orders booked so far in the power sector are from private sector customers.
BHEL’s scope of work in the present contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of Steam Turbines, Generators and Boilers, along with associated Auxiliaries and Mechanical and Electrical packages, besides state-of-the-art Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs).
BHEL has fully established state-of-the-art technology for the manufacture of thermal sets up to 1,000 MW rating. The company has also introduced new rating thermal sets of 270 MW, 525 MW and 600 MW to meet customer demand. In fiscal 2008-09, the installed capacity of BHEL-supplied Utility sets went up to 87,646 MW and the company maintained its share of 64% in the country's total installed capacity of 1,38,175 MW.
BHEL has been committed to the nation’s power development programme and has reaffirmed its commitment to the Indian Power Sector by equipping itself for the future, by way of technology, facilities and trained manpower to meet the country’s power forecast for the 11th Plan and beyond. For this, it has already enhanced its manufacturing capacity to 10,000 MW per annum and is further augmenting it to 15,000MW per annum which is proceeding apace and plans are afoot to hike it further to 20,000 MW by 2011-12.