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BHEL floats EoI, invites global OEMs to ‘Make in India’

BHEL has floated an EoI, inviting global companies to partner with it and leverage its facilities and capabilities for setting up a manufacturing base in the country

  • BHEL has 16 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities spread across the country with substantial land bank

  • With a workforce of about 34,000, BHEL has a lot to offer in terms of human resources for Make in India

New Delhi: In order to promote Make in India and support international companies in setting up manufacturing in India, BHEL has floated an Expression of Interest (EoI), inviting global companies to partner with it and leverage its facilities and capabilities for setting up a manufacturing base in the country. BHEL, a Maharatna PSU under the Department of Heavy Industries, has 16 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities spread across the country with substantial land bank, as well as extensive built-up industrial/ commercial and residential spaces.  

“The ongoing economic disruption across the world due to COVID-19 has highlighted the dangers of manufacturing activities being concentrated in a single location and thrown up the need for diversification of supply chains and manufacturing. This has thrown up a huge opportunity for India — one of the fastest-growing economies of the world and an attractive investment destination which offers strong democratic governance, a well-established judicial system, a young workforce, one of the largest domestic markets and favourable investment policies,” an official statement said on Monday.

‘BHEL well endowed to push Make in India’

With a workforce of about 34,000, including 9,000 engineers with qualifications and experience in cutting edge technologies, BHEL has a lot to offer in terms of human resources for Make in India, the statement said. It has 16 Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in varied areas such as Computational Fluid Dynamics, Intelligent Machines and Robotics, Machine Dynamics, Nano Technology, Power Electronics, Ultra High Voltage, Advanced Transmission, Control and Instrumentation, Surface Engineering, Coal Research, Advance Fabrication Technology, etc. It has five Specialised Research Centres — Welding Research, Ceramic Research, Electric Traction, Pollution Control etc, it said.  

“It has ongoing technology partnerships with some of the major global manufacturing and engineering companies as well as relationships with leading national laboratories and institutions. These facilities and capabilities, along with its tie-ups, put BHEL in a strong position to support any international company, in setting up a base in India and taking forward the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister (Narendra Modi),” the statement added.