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Bhel wins Rs 422-cr order for Uttarakhand hydel project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has received a contract worth Rs 422 crore related to 444 MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydel power project in Uttarakhand.

Located in Chamoli district, Vishnugad Pipalkoti project is on Alaknanda river. It comprises four hydro generating sets of 111 MW capacity each.

The order, valued at Rs 422 crore, is for setting up of hydro generating sets and associated electro-mechanical works for the Vishnugad Pipalkoti project, Bhel said in a statement on Tuesday.

The order has been awarded by THDCIL (formerly known as Tehri Hydro Development Corp Ltd).

The scope of work envisages 'engineering, procurement and construction of all hydro generating sets and associated electro mechanical works and is to be executed in a tight schedule of 48 months', the
statement said.

This is the second major order bagged by Bhel  for a hydro power project in Uttarakhand this year.
Earlier, an order for the 2x60 MW Vyasi hydel project was received from Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) in March.

State-owned Bhel  is executing hydro power projects having capacity of about 9,500 MW.
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