STATE-OWNED Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged a Rs 1,224-crore contract for setting up a 500 MW thermal power expansion project in Uttar Pradesh.
According to a BHEL release, Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL) has signed a contract with BHEL for two units of 250 MW capacity at the expansion project of Harduaganj Thermal Power Station. Both units will be commissioned in 2009-10.
BHEL’s scope of work in the contract entails design, engineering, manufacture, supply and commissioning of the main plant package along with associated auxiliaries and civil works for the main plant package. BHEL’s Haridwar, Tiruchy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal and Jhansi plants will supply equipment for the project.
The company had earlier received a similar contract from UPRVUNL for two units of 250 MW each at Parichha thermal power station extension project. BHEL has so far commissioned more than 9,000 MW of power generating sets in the State. These include thermal, gas-based, nuclear and hydro units of various ratings, the release added.