New Delhi: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully secured two more orders for emission control equipment for thermal power plants. Valued at around Rs 2,500 crores, the orders have been placed on BHEL by NTPC Ltd. The orders pertain to the supply and installation of Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) systems for 13 coal-based units at 2,600 MW Korba STPS Stage I, II & III in Chhattisgarh and 2,100 MW Ramagundam STPS Stage I & II in Telangana.
BHEL's scope of work includes 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 a turnkey basis. "BHEL has been a major player in this area for over a decade and was one of the earliest entrants in the Indian market for emission control equipment. It is dedicated to providing contemporary solutions for clean power generation from coal-based sets," an official statement by BHEL said.
BHEL's order book BHEL offers advanced SOx control equipment and has ongoing technology collaborations with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Japan, for FGD systems and with HLB Power, Republic of Korea, for large-size gates and dampers. BHEL has contracted FGD orders for 54 thermal units from various customers, including FGD systems for 40 thermal units of NTPC and its JVs. In addition, the company possesses in-house capabilities to supply the technology for reducing NOx levels through suitable modifications in boilers.
BHEL is also supplying state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCRs) for a higher reduction in NOx emission and has technology collaboration with NANO Co. Ltd., Republic of Korea, for SCR Catalysts in coal-fired power plants. BHEL also has a technology collaboration with Babcock Power Environmental Inc, USA (BPE) for SCR Systems for De-NOx application.
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