Dec 15: State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on Friday said that it has won an order for setting up a 1,320 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Project (TPP) in Tamil Nadu.
Valued at over Rs 7,300 crore, the order for setting up the 2×660 MW Udangudi TPP has been placed on BHEL by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO).
“Located at Udangudi in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, the Greenfield project will be executed by BHEL on Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) basis. BHEL’s scope of work in the current contract involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning and civil works for the entire plant including sea water intake and outfall systems,” the company said.
The key equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru plants while the company’s power sector-Southern Region shall be responsible for civil works, erection and commissioning of the equipment, according to BHEL.
The implementation of the new projects will help foster growth in Tamil Nadu and provide easy access to electricity to the people of the state, the company added.