Power generation machinery maker BHEL has bagged its largest order amounting to Rs 17,950 crore from Telangana State Power Generation Corp (TSGENCO) to set up a 4,000 MW plant at Yadadri.
"BHEL has achieved a new landmark by securing the single largest order in its history for setting up a 4,000 MW (5x800 MW) supercritical thermal power project from TSGENCO," BHEL said in a statement.
The project valued at Rs 17,950 crore is one of the highest orders ever placed in the capital goods sector in India, the statement added.
"TSGENCO has entrusted BHEL with this order for setting up the 5x800 MW thermal power plant, on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, at Damaracherla in Nalgonda District of Telangana, named as Yadadri Thermal Power Project," it said.
In December 2014, TSGENCO had placed an order with BHEL for setting up Telangana's first Supercritical Thermal Power Plant of 800 MW rating, also on EPC basis, at Kothagudem followed by an order for the 4x270 MW Bhadradari TPS at Manuguru in Khammam district in March this year.
The statement further said, BHEL has been a long standing partner in the development of the erstwhile combined state of Andhra Pradesh with 78% of coal-based power stations having been commissioned by the company.
In 2014-15, these plants operated at a high Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 83.5% against the national average of 65.5%.
Earlier this year, TSGENCO has entered into an MoU with BHEL for construction of new thermal power plants totalling to 6,000 MW in the state.
BHEL said that all these power plants are expected to commence generation on fast-track basis to meet the state's increasing demand for power, with power being identified as a crucial factor for the development.
To overcome the current uncertainty of coal supply, BHEL shall be supplying its in-house developed fuel flexible boiler, which is capable of firing the entire range, from 100% Indian to 100% imported mix of coal, BHEL said.