Bhel bags Rs 3,500-cr order for two 800 mw steam generators
State-run power equipment maker BHEL has won a major order for the supply of two 800 MW steam generators with supercritical parameters from NTPC after outbidding competitors in an open global tender. “Valued at nearly Rs 3,500 crore, the contract has been placed on BHEL by NTPC Ltd, for setting up the 2x800 MW Steam Generator (SG) island package at Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TNSTPP),” BHEL said in a press release. The project is located within NTPC’S existing Ramagundam Power Station in Karimnagar district of Telangana. BHEL’S scope of work involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning and civil works for the Steam Generator island package. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’S Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bengaluru plants and the company’s Power Sector division shall be responsible for civil works and erection/commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL has a long-standing partnership with NTPC and has supplied over 30,000 MW of the coal-based power plants of NTPC and its JVS, that account for around 80 per cent of NTPC s coal-based installed capacity. During the current fiscal, BHEL has been entrusted with orders for 10 supercritical steam generators and eight supercritical steam turbine generators by various utilities. Out of the supercritical sets contracted, 6 Steam Generators and 4 Steam Turbine Generators have achieved capacity addition. BHEL has established the capability to deliver power plant equipment of 20,000 MW per annum to fully meet India’s demand for power generating equipment.
Meanwhile, the BHEL built Kosti (Um Dabaker) Thermal Power Plant (4x125 mw), the largest thermal power plant in Sudan, was inaugurated by President of Sudan, Omer Hassan Ahmed El-basheer recently. This is Bhel’s largest oil-fired thermal power plant in the overseas market and its first crudeoil fired thermal power plant in Africa. It follows the completion of Bhel’s 28 mw Nyaborango Hydro project in Rwanda. Bhel has also recently commissioned a 2x20 mw Steam Turbine and Generators for co-generation application at Tendaho Sugar Factory in Ethiopia. Bhel has a presence in 78 countries across all the six continents, having installed over 157 gw globally.