BHEL bags Rupees 3,700 crore order for 700 MW thermal unit in Karnataka

New Delhi, Oct 7 : Public sector power equipment giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) today said it has bagged an order worth Rupees 3,700 crore for setting up a 700 MW thermal unit in Karnataka.

Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) has placed the order for setting up a 700 MW supercritical unit-3 at Bellary Thermal Power Station (TPS) in the state on turnkey basis, it said in a statement.


The state-run firm has already equipped the Bellary TPS with a 500 MW thermal set (Unit-1), while Unit-2 of 500 MW is presently under execution.

BHEL has commissioned about 5,000 MW of power generating sets in the state, which include thermal as well as hydro units of various ratings.

In Karnataka, the company is also executing two units of 800 MW Yeramarus supercritical TPS of Raichur Power Corporation Ltd (RPCL), a joint venture between KPCL and BHEL.

Besides, the company has also bagged contracts for supply of main plant equipment with supercritical parameters for the 2×660 MW Barh Thermal Power Project Stage-II of NTPC and the 3×660 MW Bara Thermal Power Project of Prayagraj Power Generation Company Ltd, a part of the Jaypee Group.

In addition, BHEL is also executing a contract for supply of supercritical Steam Generators to APGenco’s 2×800 MW Krishnapatnam Thermal Power Project, which is in an advanced stage of completion.

Meanwhile, the company said it has established the capability to deliver 15,000 MW of power equipment per annum and further augmentation to 20,000 MW per annum is underway.

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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