Coal, Hydroelectric, Renewables

BHEL awarded electro-mechanical order for hydro project in India

23 October 2008 – Power industry OEM, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a contract for a 412 MW hydroelectric project in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northwest India.

Following an international competitive bidding process, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited awarded BHEL the order for the electro-mechanical package for the Rampur hydroelectric project (HEP), which is being funded by the World Bank.

The deal is valued at over INR6.41bn ($128m).

BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of the complete electromechanical works for the project.

The major equipment to be supplied includes: six vertical hydro turbines with matching synchronous generators, digital governors, microprocessor-based controls, monitoring and protection system, switchyard, and 400 kV gas-insulated switchgear.

The equipment will be supplied by BHEL’s manufacturing facilities at Bhopal and Bangalore, and the project is slated for commissioning in a 42-month schedule.

Located in the Kullu district, about 235 km from Kalka, the Rampur HEP will generate electricity utilizing the waters of the River Satluj.

The hydropower station will be located downstream to the 6 x 250 MW Nathpa Jhakri HEP and will use the de-silted water discharged by the upstream project.