New Delhi: State-owned BHEL Thursday said it has bagged a Rs 1,143 crore contract from country's largest power generation utility NTPC for setting up a 500-MW power generating unit at its Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station in Madhya Pradesh.
"NTPC has placed a major order on the company for supply and installation of the main plant package (boilers, turbines and generators) for a power project in Madhya Pradesh involving one generating unit of 500 MW," BHEL said in a statement.
"Valued at Rs 1,143 Crore, the contract envisages setting up a 1x500 MW thermal power generating unit at NTPC's Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (STPS), in Madhya Pradesh," the statement said.
On commissioning of the unit, 12 million units of electricity will be added to the grid, every day, BHEL said.
"With the commissioning of this unit, the cumulative generating capacity of the power station will be enhanced to 4,760 MW," it said.
BHEL's scope of work in the contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply and erection & commissioning of Steam Generator and Steam Turbine Generator along with associated Auxiliaries and Controls & Instrumentation.
The equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL's Trichy, Ranipet, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Bhopal Plants, while the company’s Power Sector, Western Region, will be responsible for erection and commissioning of the equipment.
The company has established the capability to deliver power plant equipment of 20,000 MW per annum.
First Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 16:12