BHEL bags first order to supply 800 MW supercritical boilers

NEW DELHI: In a critical breakthrough, country's largest power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has won first ever contract worth Rs 2,500 crore for supplying 800 MW supercritical boilers.

The company has received the Rs 2,500 crore contract from Andhra Pradesh Power Development Co for supply of 800 MW supercritical boilers, BHEL said in a statement here.

It would set up 1,600 MW (2x800) steam generator at Krishnapatnam Power Project of Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd (APPDCL). The contract includes manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the steam generators and other aux iliaries like Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs).

The supercritical boilers would be manufactured by BHEL at its Tiruchirapalli unit, coal mills and ESPs would be supplied by the company's Hyderabad and Ranipet plants respectively.

The company has recently formed a joint venture with Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board (TNEB) for setting up 2x800 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Project in the state.

The project would be the first supercritical project in the state. The company has also won a Rs 200 crore order for a hydro-electric power project in Vietnam.

The contract which marks company's maiden entry into that country was awarded by state-owned Nam Chien Hydropower. Major equipment to be supplied for the project comprises hydro turbines, generators, transformers, controls, monitoring and protection syst em and switchgear.

As per the contract, the company would design, engineer, manufacture, supply and supervise installation as well as commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment. - PTI