BHEL wins Rs 4,400 cr thermal power plant order from UP Govt

Heavy equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited said it won a Rs 4,400 cr order from the UP state electricity generation company to set up a 660 MW thermal power plant near Kanpur.

The order has been placed on BHEL by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL).

Located at Panki in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, the project will be executed by BHEL on Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) basis.

BHEL said the plant will be equipped with emission control equipment to meet the revised emission norms.

The key equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Ranipet, Bhopal, Bengaluru and Jhansi plants, while the company’s Power Sector – Northern Region division will be responsible for construction and installation activities at the site.

According to the company, it has put up over 70% of the state’s power generating capacity, aggregating to over 17,800 MW.

92% of the total thermal capacity addition during the last 6 years in the state, or 7,210 MW, has been delivered by BHEL, it added.

It said so far various customers have ordered 57 sets of supercritical boilers and 50 sets of supercritical turbine generators in India and outside.

In the supercritical segment, BHEL has so far manufactured and executed 660 MW, 700 MW and 800 MW sets.

Supercritical plants use water at such high temperatures that that it is neither a liquid nor a gas.

At high temperatures, the amount of energy needed to change the water into steam becomes less and less, and eventually the water’s vaporization phase change is instant. This reduces the amount of heat required to convert water to steam, thus consuming less coal.

BHEL is India’s largest manufacturer of power generation equipment with an installed base of around 1,80,000 MW of power plant equipment globally.