The Maharatna BHEL signs Rs 3,810 crore deal with Telengana

Highlights:  

  • Electrical equipment behemoth Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged an order worth Rs 3,810 crore from the Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) to set up a 800 MW power project in Kothagudem in the state.
  • Termed "supercritical power project" on EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) basis, the electical 'maharatna' has already received an advance cheque payment of Rs.350 crore from state Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
  • BHEL has been a long standing partner in the development of the erstwhile undivided state of Andhra Pradesh with 84% of the coal-based power stations having been commissioned by BHEL.
  • TSGENCO has also entered into an MoU with BHEL for construction of new thermal power plants totalling to 6,000 MW in the state in the next three years to meet the increasing demand for power.
  • The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL's Trichy, Hyderabad, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bengaluru and Jhansi plants.