New Delhi: In the face of stiff competition under international competitive bidding, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a work order for the Electro-Mechanical (E&M) works of the country’s largest capacity hydropower project of 2,880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh.
"The order for the 12x240 MW project located in Roing in the Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh, has been placed on the company by NHPC," BHEL said in an official statement.
Accoring to the company, BHEL’s scope in the contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the electro-mechanical package including turbines, generators, digital governing systems, static excitation systems, transformers, bus reactors, gas insulated switchgear, outdoor pot yard & switchyard equipment and electrical & mechanical balance of plant(s).
Major equipment for the project will be manufactured by BHEL’s plants at Bhopal, Bengaluru, Jhansi and Rudrapur while the execution activities on-site will be carried out by the company's Power Sector - Eastern Region division, Kolkata.
BHEL has been closely associated with NHPC for more than four decades with the commissioning of the first project - Bairasul (3x60 MW), in 1981. Amongst various other orders, the company is presently executing orders for the 850 MW Ratle HEP (J&K) for limited scope of E&M works and renovation and modernisation (R&M) of the 105 MW Loktak HEP (Manipur) for NHPC.
BHEL is India's largest manufacturer of power generating equipment with an installed base of over 1,97,000 MW globally. Significantly, with over five decades of experience, the company is firmly established as a leader in India's hydro segment. BHEL has a portfolio of over 500 hydroelectric sets with a cumulative capacity of more than 32,000 MW in India and abroad.