In the face of stiff competition from international suppliers, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a prestigious contract for the supply and installation of the Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) package for the 2x660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP).
The order for the ESP package has been placed on BHEL by NTPC Limited for the supercritical Solapur STPP-II in Maharashtra, being set up under the Mega Power Project Policy of the Government of India.
BHEL’s scope of work in the contract involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply and erection & commissioning of the complete Electrostatic Precipitator package.
The ESP shall be manufactured at BHEL’s Ranipet plant while the High Voltage Rectifier Transformers will be supplied by the company’s Jhansi plant. BHEL’s Power Sector – Western Region will be responsible for erection and commissioning of the ESP.
BHEL has fully established state-of-the-art technology for Gas-based Combined Cycle Power Plants with Gas Turbines of ratings up to 290 MW and Coal-based Thermal sets up to 1,000 MW rating. To meet customer demand, the company has introduced new rating Thermal sets of 150 MW, 270 MW, 300 MW, 525 MW and 600 MW, in addition to 250 MW and 500 MW sets in the sub-critical range.
The company has also equipped itself to produce thermal sets with Supercritical parameters of 660/700/800 MW unit ratings, suited to Indian conditions, using Indian as well as imported coal.