Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, worth Rs4.2bn ($69m), from Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDCIL) for a 444MW hydropower project in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
Under the deal, the power equipment manufacturer will be responsible for setting up four hydro-generating sets of 111MW each at the Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project (HEP).
The scope of work will also include associated electro-mechanical works at the facility, which will be equipped with vertical Francis turbines and matching hydro generators.
The Bhopal manufacturing unit of the firm will be supplying the hydro-generating units for the facility, while transformers and control and monitoring system will come from BHEL’s Jhansi unit and Bangalore electronics division respectively.
Vishnugad Pipalkoti HEP is a run of the river scheme on the river Alaknanda and is situated in Chamoli district in the state.
The contract is the second major project for the power equipment manufacturer in the state this year; the first being the order for 2x60MW Vyasi HEP from Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) in March.
BHEL has been involved in THDCIL’s two other HEP schemes as well, one being the 1,000MW Tehri Dam project and the other, the 400MW Koteshwar project.
Earlier this month, BHEL commissioned a 600MW unit in a coal-based thermal power venture in the state of Madhya Pradesh.