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BHEL bags Rs. 7,300 crore contract for 1,320 MW Supercritical Power Project in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, December 15, 2017
The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it had, against stiff international competition bidding (ICB), won an order for setting up a 1,320 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Project (TPP) in Tamil Nadu.
Valued at over Rs. 7,300 crore, the order for setting up the 2x660 MW Udangudi TPP has been placed on BHEL by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO), a press release from the company.
The release said this was the fourth order for supercritical sets finalised in the last three years by TANGEDCO, and all the four orders have been won by BHEL. The previous three orders -- 2x660 MW Ennore SEZ, 1x800 MW North Chennai Supercritical TPP Stage-III and 2x800 MW Uppur TPP -- were also secured by BHEL on ICB basis, it said.
Located at Udangudi in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, the greenfield project will be executed by BHEL on Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) basis. BHEL's scope of work in the current contract involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning and civil works for the entire plant including sea water intake and outfall systems, it said.
The key equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants while the company's Power Sector - Southern Region shall be responsible for civil works, erection and commissioning of the equipment.
The implementation of the new projects will help foster growth in Tamil Nadu and provide easy access to electricity to the people of the state. At present, BHEL has a share of 83% in the state’s coal-based generating capacity, the release added.