Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) – India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in energy and infrastructure sector has mentioned in its press release that it successfully bagged two big orders worth around Rs.2,500 Cr. from state owned Thermal Power giant NTPC Ltd. under stiff competitive bidding.
About the Orders
The orders are for supply and installation of emission control equipment i.e Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) systems for two thermal power plants. The projects are – 2,600 MW Korba Super Thermal Power Stations (STPS) Stage I, II & III in Chhattisgarh and 2,100 MW comprising Stage I & II of Ramagundam STPS in Telangana.
Scope of Work
BHEL shall do the design, engineering, civil works, supply, erection and commissioning of wet FGD system along with auxiliaries including limestone and gypsum handling system and wet stack on turnkey basis.
About the Plants
Korba Super Thermal Power Plant (TPP) was established in 1983 and is located in Jamnipali, Korba district of Chhattisgarh. NTPC’s Ramagundam TPP is located in Ramagundam, Peddapali district of Telangana. The name plate capacity of each plant is 2,600 MW.
The company offers advanced SOx control equipment for clean power generation from coal-based sets as it has collaboration with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) Japan for FGD systems and HLB Power, Republic of Korea, for large size gates and dampers. Along with 5 decades of rich experience, it has achieved FGD orders for 54 thermal units which include 40 thermal units of NTPC and its Joint Ventures (JV).
Installed Power capacity of India
The Total Installed Capacity as on 31st July 2019 as per data of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is 360,456 MW. Out of the total installed capacity 63.15 % is contributed by thermal energy, of which 86% is generated by Coal based plants.