Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured the single-largest order, worth Rs 17,950 crore, in its history for setting up a 4,000 MW (5 x 800 MW) supercritical thermal power project from Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited). Significantly, this is also one of the highest value orders ever placed in the capital goods sector in India.
The newly formed Telangana state utility, TSGENCO, has entrusted BHEL for setting up the 5 x 800 MW thermal power plant, with supercritical parameters, on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, at Damaracherla in Nalgonda District in the state, named as Yadadri Thermal Power Project.
Earlier, in December, 2014, TSGENCO had placed an order on BHEL for setting up Telangana’s first supercritical thermal power plant of 800 MW rating, also on EPC basis, at Kothagudem, followed by an order for the 4 x 270 MW Bhadradari TPS at Manuguru in Khammam district in March 2015.
The new project would be carried out on fast track basis with both BHEL and Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited setting up teams to expedite clearances and speedy execution of the project. BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning of 5×800 MW thermal sets on EPC basis. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bangalore and Jhansi plants, while the company’s power sector construction division will be responsible for civil works and erection/commissioning of the equipment.
BHEL has been a long standing partner in the development of the erstwhile combined state of Andhra Pradesh with 78 percent of the coal-based power stations having been commissioned by the company.