The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it had bagged an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, valued at Rs 7900 crore, from NTPC for setting up a power project involving three coal-fired supercritical thermal units of 660 MW each in Jharkhand.
The order for setting up the 1980 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Hazaribagh district, was won in international competitive bidding, a press release from the company said.
“With this order, the customer has reposed confidence in the company’s proven technological excellence as also its capability in executing power projects of this magnitude on EPC basis,” it said.
Significantly, for the first time in India, supercritical sets operating on higher Supercritical Steam Parameters (593 deg C / 593 deg C at 260 ata), resulting in reduced consumption of coal, will be supplied for the project, it said.
The machines will also be equipped with air-cooled condensers in order to address the issue of water scarcity in the area, it said.
“The order reinforces BHEL’s leadership status in the execution of supercritical thermal power projects involving supply of state-of-the-art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions. With this contract, BHEL has now won orders for supply and installation of 32 supercritical boilers and 27 turbines of 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW ratings,” it said.