BHEL gets Rs 137 cr order from NTPC for pollution retrofit

Government-controlled infrastructure equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said it has been awarded a Rs 137 cr renovation and modernisation order for a pollution control system at NTPC Ltd’s Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station.

The order is for the modernization of the plant’s electrostatic precipitator (ESP), a device that removes suspended dust particles from a gas or exhaust by applying a high-voltage electrostatic charge and collecting the particles on charged plates.

“These ESPs have been in operation for more than 25 years,” BHEL said. The renovation and modernisation of these devices will facilitate the operation of these units for many more years and enable them to meet the revised emission norms for suspended particulate matter, it added.

BHEL’s scope of work in the contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, dismantling, erection, testing and commissioning of the ESPs to bring down the SPM emission within the stipulated levels.

Major equipment for the project will be supplied by BHEL’s units located at Ranipet and Bhopal.

The execution of the contract on site will also be undertaken by the company’s Ranipet unit.

The state-owned company said it is already executing similar R&M projects on turnkey basis for NTPC Limited and state utilities like Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited and Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Limited, etc..