Outbidding global electrical equipment makers, state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals won its first commercial order worth Rs 2,500 crores for supply of two 800 mega watt
(MW) steam generators with supercritical parameters from the Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company (APPDCL).
In India none of the thermal power plants have supercritical boilers. These fuel-efficient boilers generate 25 per cent more electricity by using the lesser quantities of coal. Supercritical boilers have lower emission levels as well when compared with sub critical boilers.
The two 800 MW steam generators will be for APPDCL’s 1600 MW power plant to be commissioned at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
BHEL will manufacture, supply, erect, test and commission the project for APPDCL, a joint venture of AP Genco and ILFS.
The supercritical boilers will be manufactured by BHEL at its Tiruchirapalli plant in Tamil Nadu.
The company’s stock rose 3.3 per cent or 56.2 points to close the day at Rs 1770.40 on Tuesday.