Bhel Bags Rs 3500 Crore Order For West Bengal Supercritical Power Plant
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced it has bagged a Rs 3,500 crore order for setting up a 660 Megawatt (Mw) super critical thermal power plant in West Bengal. “The order for setting up the 660 MW Sagardighi Thermal Power Project Extension Unit-5 at Manigram village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, has been placed on BHEL by West Bengal Power Development Corp (WBPDCL),” the company said in a statement.
The order includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the Main Plant Turnkey Package, comprising supercritical boiler and turbine generator along with its auxiliaries, electricals, controls & instrumentation, switchyard, flue gas desulphurization (FGD) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, coal handling plant and ash handling plant. The company said the project would significantly contribute to the nation’s quest for clean and eco-friendly power and would cut fuel consumption by employing high efficiency equipment working at higher operating parameters.
“The project will further limit emissions by utilizing state-of-the-art emission control equipment – FGD and SCR systems to capture pollutants like SOx and NOx, aimed at meeting revised emission norms, notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,” it said.
BHEL has so far contributed over 80 per cent of the total coal-based generating capacity of WBPDCL. 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 – Eastern Region division will be responsible for construction and installation activities on site. The company has so far bagged orders for 58 sets of supercritical boilers and 51 sets of supercritical turbine generators from various customers in the domestic as well as overseas markets. BHEL has an installed base of over 183,000 Mw of power plant equipment globally. In the supercritical segment, the firm has manufactured and executed 660 Mw, 700 Mw and 800 Mw sets.
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