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BHEL Secures 5,500 Cr. Order for Thermal Power Unit in Haryana

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Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has secured an EPC order valued at over Rs. 5,500 crore for developing an 800 MW Ultra Supercritical Thermal Power unit* in Haryana’s Yamunanagar. This order has been secured from Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) via competitive bidding for the expansion of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant (DCRTPP).

*Ultra Supercritical Thermal Power units function at high temperature and pressure, which are over the critical point of water. This allows more efficient use of fuel, which increases efficiency of the Thermal Power plant while reducing Carbon dioxide emissions.

First Super Ultracritical Thermal Power Unit in Haryana

BHEL will be developing Haryana’s first Ultra Supercritical Thermal Power Unit at DCRTPP. This unit will be adjacent the plant’s existing two Thermal Power units each of 300 MW generation capacity.

Brief Scope of BHEL’s Work

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BHEL Turbine (Representative Image)

BHEL’s scope of work in this project involves designing, engineering, and manufacturing process of the boiler, steam turbine, and generator along with associated electrical and instrumentation works. Subsequent supply & installation of the same will also be carried out by BHEL, followed by testing and commissioning works. BHEL will also carry out Balance of Plant works at DCRTPP.

BHEL’s press release dated 14th January 2024 further stated that “the project will also be fitted with state-of-the-art emission control equipment based on the latest technology”.

This project has a completion deadline of 57 months (4 years and 9 months).

BHEL elaborated that the major equipment for this project will be manufactured at its Bengaluru, Haridwar, Trichy, Ranipet, Bhopal and Hyderabad facilities, while the on-site execution will be undertaken by BHEL’s Power Sector – Northern Region.

Coal Linkage with Kalyanpur – Badalpara Coal Block in Jharkhand

The upcoming unit at DCRTPP will utilise coal from Central Coalfields’ Kalyanpur – Badalpara Coal Block in Jharkhand. This coal block had already been allotted to HPGCL in 2016, and the annual contracted quantity of coal for DBCRTPP was stated as 2.8 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) as per a Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) order dated 31st October 2018.

About BHEL: BHEL was established in 1964, and has contracted over 66 sets of supercritical steam generators and 61 supercritical turbine generators in India so far. The company’s portfolio boasts work on Thermal Power projects of over 1,34,000 MW of installed capacity.