Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of India’s leading engineering and manufacturing company, announced on Monday (31 December) that amidst international competitive bidding (ICB), it has secured a Rs 3,500 crore order for setting up a 660 Megawatt (MW) supercritical thermal power plant in West Bengal, Economic Times has reported.
“The order for setting up the 660 MW Sagardighi Thermal Power Project Extension Unit-5 at Manigram village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, has been placed on BHEL by West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDC),” the company said in a statement.
According to the report, the order includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the main plant turnkey package, comprising comprising super-critical boiler and turbine generator along with its auxiliaries, electricals, controls & instrumentation, switchyard, flue gas desulphurization (FGD) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, coal handling plant and ash handling plant.
The company said the project would play a major role in ensuring clean and eco-friendly power alongside cutting fuel consumption using high efficiency equipment.
“The project will further limit emissions by utilizing state-of-the-art emission control equipment - FGD and SCR systems to capture pollutants like SOx and NOx, aimed at meeting revised emission norms, notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,” it said.
The key equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL’s plants including Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal and Hyderabad among others. The construction and installation activities on site will be done by company’s power sector-eastern region division.
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