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Bhel bags Rs 3,500-cr order for two 800 mw steam generators

State-run power equipment maker BHEL has won a major order for the supply of two 800 MW steam generators with supercritical parameters from NTPC after outbidding competitors in an open global tender. “Valued at nearly Rs 3,500 crore, the contract has been placed on BHEL by NTPC Ltd, for setting up the 2x800 MW Steam Generator (SG) island package at Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TnSTPP),” BHEL said in a press release.

According to the statement the project is located within NTPC’s existing Ramagundam Power Station in Karimnagar district of Telangana. BHEL’s scope of work involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning and civil works for the Steam Generator island package. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bengaluru plants and the company’s Power Sector division shall be responsible for civil works and erection/commissioning of the equipment.

BHEL has a long-standing partnership with NTPC and has supplied over 30,000 MW of the coal-based power plants of NTPC and its JVs, that account for around 80 per cent of NTPC s coal-based installed capacity. During the current fiscal itself, BHEL has been entrusted with orders for 10 supercritical steam generators and eight supercritical steam turbine generators by various utilities.

Out of the supercritical sets contracted so far, 6 Steam Generators and 4 Steam Turbine Generators have already achieved capacity addition. BHEL 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.

Meanwhile, BHEL has reported standalone net loss of Rs 1,101.99 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 due to higher expenses and lower revenues. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 212.60 crore in the year-ago period, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said in a filing to BSE.

Total income from operations declined by 14 per cent to Rs 5,325.57 crore in the October-December quarter 2015-16 compared to Rs 6,197.96 crore in the year-ago period, the filing said.
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