BHEL wins country’s first ever EPC contract for 800 MW supercritical power project
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a major breakthrough by bagging a prestigious contract for setting up a supercritical thermal power project on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis from Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL).
Valued at around Rs 35,360 million the order to set up a 1x800 MW coal-fired supercritical thermal unit at Wanakbori in Gujarat’s Kheda district has been won by BHEL against international competitive bidding (ICB). Significantly, this is the first ever project of 800 MW unit rating ordered in the country on EPC basis and is also the highest valued order placed by GSECL.
In a related development, BHEL will develop a 20 MW solar plant at Manamunda industrial estate in Boudh district. The solar plant at Manamunda will be set up over 100 acres of land entailing an investment of about Rs 150 crore. GEDCOL, had recently floated an EPC tender.