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BHEL nails a contract of Rs 7,300 crore to establish plant in Tamil Nadu.

Nation’s largest power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) announced that they have recently won an order of Rs. 7,300 crore for building up a 1,320 Megawatt (MW) Supercritical Thermal Power Project (TPP) at Udangudi in Tamil Nadu.

This specific order is notably the fourth one that is secured by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) in the last three years for supercritical sets, and most importantly each one of these four orders have been won by BHEL.

Furthermore, the enterprise pointed out that on the basis of International Competition Bidding (ICB) the past three orders viz 2×660 MW Ennore SEZ, 1×800 MW North Chennai Supercritical Thermal Power Project (TPP) Stage-III and 2×800 MW Upper Thermal Power Project (TPP) were also prominently established by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), further boosting the company’s name as the utmost probable winner in the industry of power generation equipment in India.

The Greenfield project will be carried out by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on the bases of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), located at Udangudi in Thoothukudi region of Tamil Nadu, reported The Economic Times.

The present contract comprises of design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning and civil works for the whole plant also including seawater intake and outfall systems, all this associated in BHEL’s scope of work.

BHEL’s diverse plants sited throughout the country including Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Thirumayam and Bengaluru are the designated sectors where all the key equipment for the project will be assembled. At the same time the company’s ‘Power Sector – Southern Region’ will be responsible for handling all the civil work, erection and commissioning of the equipment.

The enactment of the new schemes of BHEL will end up being the finest outcome that will help stimulate growth and further development in Tamil Nadu and deliver clear access to electricity to all the individuals of the state. Moreover, the people of the state will find sufficient amount of government jobs in Tamil Nadu conveniently. Hence, this goes to prove that BHEL is veering to become a leading corporation as the best power generation equipment manufacturer in the domain.

In accordance with the policy note of Tamil Nadu energy sector 2017-18, the total cost of Udangudi project including IDC (Interest During Construction) is ₹10,615 crore. The project is predicted to be commissioned during 2020-21.