India-based Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an additional order from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) for installation of emission control equipment.
This order caters to Mahagenco’s ongoing 660MW coal-based supercritical thermal power project at Unit 6 of Bhusawal thermal power station, which is located at Jalgaon district in Maharashtra.
BHEL stated: “Mahagenco has reposed faith in BHEL by awarding the additional order for installation of emission control equipment, changes in various equipment/subsystems due to change in coal, modification in CHP/AHP, etc.”
The project is being executed by BHEL through an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract.
An initial order was secured by BHEL through a competitive bidding process.
The revised order value for the Unit 6 EPC project currently stands at around Rs37bn ($519m).
So far, BHEL has won orders for 34 sets of flue-gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems to control SOx and 13 sets of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system to reduce NOx.
BHEL has a technology collaboration with Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems for FGD systems and with South Korea’s HLB Power for large size Gates and Dampers.
BHEL enables reduction of NOx levels through low NOx burner systems, and suitable modifications in boilers.
The power equipment manufacturer also supplies SCRs for higher reduction in NOx emissions. It has technology collaboration with South Korea’s NANO for SCR Catalysts in coal-fired power plants.
Earlier this month, BHEL secured an order for setting up 129MW solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plants in Telangana from Singareni Collieries Company.
Valued at Rs.5.65bn ($79.3m), this is the largest SPV power plant order that BHEL has secured so far.
The plants will be established at four locations in Telangana – 50MW at Ramagundam, 39MW at Yellandu, 30MW at Manuguru and 10MW at Pegadapally. These facilities will be set up on EPC basis.
With the receipt of this order, BHEL’s solar portfolio has increased to over 710MW.