New Delhi: State engineering firm BHEL announced on Thursday that it had received orders worth 3,200 rupees for hydropower projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. “BHEL has significant orders valued at 3,200 rupees for electromechanical (E&M) work for a hydropower (HEP) project in Andhra Pradesh and E&M (electrical and mechanical) work for pump-motor sets for elevator irrigation systems (LIS) in Telangana “says a BHEL statement.
The contract for E&M work for the 12 x 80 MW Polavaram hydropower project in Andhra Pradesh provides for the manufacture and delivery of Kaplan water turbines with the highest unit output in India.
The Polavaram project being developed by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGENCO) is located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
The order for pump-motor sets for LIS projects in Telangana includes 15 sets (1,992 MW) for Kaleshwaram LIS and 13 sets (1,885 MW) for Palamuru Rangareddy LIS (package 1 and 16). These LIS projects are being developed by the Telangana Government's Irrigation and CAD Department.
BHEL is also executing another order for 18 pump motor sets from Palamuru Rangareddy LIS (packages 5 and 8) in Telangana.
BHEL received the above orders from EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) for the Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) projects.
The scope of work of BHEL in all of the above projects includes the planning, design, manufacture, delivery and supervision of the assembly, testing and commissioning of the equipment and the associated resources.
The main equipment for the projects will be manufactured at BHEL's manufacturing facilities in Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru, while on-site erection and commissioning (E&C) supervision will be carried out by BHEL's Energy Sector – Southern Region Division, Chennai.
BHEL has been a major partner in developing the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana hydropower sectors, the sets of which account for 72 percent and 44 percent of installed capacity, respectively.
In addition, BHEL plants account for 45 percent of total installed hydropower capacity in India, and BHEL's portfolio of over 500 hydropower plants with a total output of more than 30,000 MW worldwide is evidence of BHEL's leadership in the hydropower business. the company added.