Source: News Bharati English16 May 2016 15:09:08

Bhubaneswar, May 16: State run engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) bagged an order for setting up a coal-based thermal power project in Odisha. The 1x250 MW coal-based thermal unit will be set up at Rourkela power project on engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) basis.
Valued at over Rs.16,000 Million, the order for the Stage-III of the brown field power project, located in Rourkela district of Odisha, has been placed on BHEL by NTPC-SAIL Power Company Private Limited (NSPCL), a Joint Venture of NTPC & SAIL. 

BHEL had earlier executed the coal-based 2x250 MW Bhilai Expansion power plant for NSPCL. BHEL is the leading supplier of power plant equipment to NTPC and its Joint Ventures, having contributed more than 80% share of their coal-based installed capacity.

BHEL's scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning of the 1x250 thermal power plant on EPC basis.

The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants while the company's Power Sector division shall be responsible for civil works and erection/ commissioning of the equipment. 

BHEL’s contribution of nearly two-thirds of the total power generated in the country is testimony to the superlative performance of BHEL's equipment. BHEL has been committed to the nation’s power development programme and has established the capability to deliver power plant equipment of 20,000 MW per annum to fully meet India's demand for power generating equipment.