Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has won an engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) contract from Karnataka Power Corporation (KPCL) for the development of a 370MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in Karnataka, a state in India.

According to the deal, BHEL will design and perform engineering work, as well as manufacture, supply, construct, erect, perform testing and commission fuel-efficient advanced-class gas turbines at the facility.

This contract for KPCL’s first gas-based utility power project is worth nearly $195m.

The CCPP is located at Yelahanka, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city.

"The contract for KPCL’s first gas-based utility power project is worth nearly $195m."

BHEL will manufacture the chief equipment for the project at its Hyderabad, Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal and Jhansi plants.

BHEL’s power unit for the southern region will be responsible for the civil works at the facility, and erection and commissioning of the equipment.

Once operational, the facility will replace the 128MW diesel generator based power plant in the region and support the energy requirements of the state, especially for the city of Bengaluru.

The firm had a long association with KPCL and accounts for 74% of its installed capacity.

At present, BHEL has ongoing power projects under construction at Bellary, Yeramarus and Edlapur, all in the state, having a combined generation capacity of 3,100MW.

The firm has entered in to a joint venture with KPCL for Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL), and is developing the 2x800MW Yeramarus TPS and 1x800MW Edlapur energy projects.