Nov 8: State-run power plant equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has bagged a major order for setting up two 765 kV substations on EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) basis, in West Bengal.
“Significantly valued at Rs 350 crore, this is the largest value 765 kV substation project order for BHEL so far. With this, the company has maintained its undisputed leadership in the 765 kV power transmission segment. The order has been placed on BHEL by Powergrid Medinipur – Jeerat Transmission Ltd (PMJTL), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Powergrid,” BHEL said in a statement.
BHEL’s cope of work in the contract envisages constructing two large sized Greenfield 3,000 MVA, 765/400 kV substations, at Medinipur and Jeerat. These EHV substations will play a key role in strengthening the 765 kV systems in the Eastern Region (ERSS-XVIII), for delivering power to important load centres in the state of West Bengal, the company said.
The substations are slated to be commissioned within a schedule of 30 months. The project shall be engineered and delivered by BHEL on total turnkey basis, it added.