BHARAT HEAVY Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a major contract to set up a 520 MW (4 x 130 MW) Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Himachal Pradesh. It faced stiff competition from leading French, Austrian and German multinational giants.
Valued at over Rs 400 crore, the prestigious order for Parbati HEP, Stage-III, has been placed by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).
The company secured the order in International Competitive Bidding (ICB) as its offer was found to be techno-economically the best.
With this, NHPC has once again reposed confidence in BHEL’s proven technological excellence and capability in executing projects of this magnitude, a BHEL release said.
Located at Bihali in Kullu district, about 250-km from Chandigarh, the underground powerhouse will generate electricity utilising the water from river Sainj, a tributary of Beas river.
The project is slated for commission in a tight schedule of 50 months. BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of all electromechanical works for the project.
Major equipment to be supplied includes four high-head Francis Hydro Turbines with matching synchronous generators, digital governors, microprocessor-based controls, monitoring and protection system with state-of-the-art technology besides other associated equipment and auxiliaries, the release added.