Bhel powers its largest global order in Bangladesh for Rs. 10K cr
State-run BHEL on Tuesday said its largest power project order in the international market, valued at Rs 10,000 crore, in Bangladesh has taken off.
Significantly, won against stiff international competitive bidding, this is BHEL's largest power project order in the international market. The order has been secured from Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BIFPCL), a 50:50 JV company of NTPC, India and BPDB, Bangladesh. BHEL has arranged debt financing for the project from the EXIM Bank of India for which the loan agreement between EXIM Bank of India and BIFPCL has been signed in March, 2017.
BHEL's scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning of 2x660 MW thermal sets with ultra-supercritical parameters on turnkey basis.
The scope also includes setting up of a jetty and a river water intake system. In order to meet stringent environmental norms, BHEL shall also install a state-of-the-art FGD plant and Dry bottom ash handling system. The order will provide a fillip to the company's focus on globalization as a driver of future growth.