The Power equipment manufacturer BHEL has bagged a major order worth Rs. 5,600 crore for 1,600 MW power plant from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO). The company has bagged this order for the coal-based power project with supercritical parameters, involving two units of India’s highest rating 800 MW sets, BHEL said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J Jayalalithaa, handed over the Letter of Award (LoA) for setting up of the main plant package for the 2×800 MW Uppur Supercritical Thermal Power Project (TPP) to BHEL Chairman and Managing Director Atul Sobti in Chennai,” said the officials. Then it was followed by the foundation stone laying ceremony of the project.
The project is slated to be completed by September 2019 and the power generated from this 1,600 MW power project will help foster growth in Tamil Nadu and provide easy access to electricity to the people of the state. the Greenfield 2×800 MW Uppur Supercritical Thermal Power Project is located in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
This is the second 800 MW rating supercritical order awarded to BHEL by TANGEDCO in less than a month, reinforcing BHEL’s position at the forefront of the power equipment industry in India. Last month, TANGEDCO placed a contract for the 1×800 MW North Chennai Supercritical TPP Stage III in Tamil Nadu.
BHEL has a whopping share of 83 percent in TANGEDCO’s coal-based generating capacity, including two 600 MW sets commissioned in 2013 at North Chennai TPP. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam, and Bangalore plants while the company’s Power Sector – Southern Region shall be responsible for civil works and erection/ commissioning of the equipment.