India’s BHEL signs $1.2bn contract for Uttar Pradesh coal plant

24 November 2009 – Indian state-owned power equipment maker BHEL has signed a 56bn rupee ($1.2bn) contract from Prayagraj Power Generation Company Ltd (PPGCL), for setting up a 1980 MW coal fired power plant in Uttar Pradesh.

As per the contract, BHEL would install three units with a capacity of 660 MW each of the Prayagraj Thermal Power Project in the Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

Under the terms of the contract, BHEL’s scope of work would include designing, manufacturing and commissioning of turbines, generators and boilers, besides instrumentation of the systems.

The company, at present, manufactures equipment that can generate 10 GW of electricity annually.