BHEL bags Rs.11,700 Crore order for Power Plant in Jharkhand
Published: Mar 09, 2018
By TIOLCORPLAWS News Service
NEW DELHI, MAR 9, 2018: BHARAT Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a Rs.11,700 Crore order for setting up a 3x800 MW supercritical thermal power plant in Jharkhand. The order for setting up the 3x800 MW Patratu Super Thermal Power Station Expansion, Phase-I (3x 800 MW) has been placed on BHEL by Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL - a subsidiary of NTPC Ltd. in Joint Venture with Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited). Located at Patratu in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand, the project will be executed by BHEL on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.
The project will significantly contribute to the nation's quest for clean and eco-friendly power in multiple ways. It will reduce fuel consumption by employing high efficiency equipment working at higher operating parameters. The commissioning of the project would also lead to phasing out of the old fleet of sub-critical units presently installed at Patratu, enabling a quantum leap in efficiency of the station.
BHEL has been a major partner in the power development programme of Jharkhand and is also currently executing the 3x660 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Station located in Chatra district. BHEL is India's largest manufacturer of power generation equipment with an installed base of over 1,80,000 MW of power plant equipment globally. In the supercritical segment, BHEL has successfully manufactured and executed 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW sets, thereby demonstrating its leadership status and technological prowess.