HPCL awards Rs 1,034-cr gas power plant order to BHEL

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, the largest Indian heavy equipment maker, said it won a Rs 1,034 cr order to set up a gas-based captive power plant at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation’s Visakh Refinery.

The order, given on a turnkey basis, is part of the expansion project at the refinery at Andhra Pradesh.

BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisages engineering, manufacture, transportation, erection & commissioning and civil works.

The plant’s design involves one gas generator (GTG), one heat recovery steam generator and one steam generator, the equipment maker said.

The captive power plant is being set up to meet the power and steam required by HPCL for its planned refinery expansion from 8.33 million tons to 15 mmtpa of crude throughput.

“With this order, HPCL has reposed its confidence in BHEL for GTG-based captive power plants,” the heavy equipment maker said.

The key equipment for this package shall be supplied by BHEL’s units at Hyderabad, Trichy, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Ranipet, Jhansi, Visakhapatnam and Rudrapur, the company said.

The erection and commissioning of the project shall be undertaken by BHEL’s Power Sector – Eastern Region, Kolkata.

BHEL is India’s largest contractor and supplier of equipment for constructing power plants, and holds over 50% market share in thermal power sector.

The company said that it has 230 gas generator projects that have been executed or are under execution. These include eight for HPCL’s refineries at Visakhapatnam and Mumbai.