BHEL has bagged a prestigious contract for setting up a supercritical thermal power project on EPC basis from GSECL.
This Rs.3,536 crore, order is for setting up a 1×800 MW coal-fired supercritical thermal unit at Wanakbori in Kheda District of Gujarat.
This is the first ever project of 800 MW unit rating ordered in the country on EPC basis coincidently the highest valued order placed by GSECL ever.
The press release from BHEL mentioned: “This reinforces BHEL’s leadership status in the execution of supercritical thermal power projects involving supply of state-of-art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions. With this project, BHEL has now won orders for supply and installation of 33 supercritical boilers and 28 turbines of 660 / 700 / 800 MW ratings,” it said.
BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning for the EPC package comprising 1×800 MW supercritical set. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Tiruchirapalli, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Jhansi plants, with the company’s Power Sector – Western Region to be responsible for civil works and erection and commissioning of the equipment.