Bhel to install main plant at Mauda STPP
PM News Bureau
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has bagged a Rs 2,100-crore
order for the supply and installation of the main plant equipment for NTPC Ltd's
Mauda super thermal coal-fired power project in Maharashtra. As part of the
order, Bhel will set up the 2x500 mw steam generator and steam turbine generator
packages for the plant located in Nagpur district, bordering Chhattisgarh.
NTPC's first greenfield power project in Maharashtra, the Mauda project was
approved by the NTPC board in November 2007 with an investment of Rs 5,459 crore.
It gives shape to NTPC's plan first announced in 2001 of having a power plant
Maharashtra. NTPC's presence in the state is currently through a 28 per cent
equity stake in Ratnagiri Gas & Power Pvt. Ltd, a special purpose vehicle formed
in July 2005 for the revival of the erstwhile Dabhol power project at Anjanwel
village in Ratnagiri district.
NTPC entered into a power purchase agreement with Chhattisgarh State Electricity
Board in December last year, although it is not clear whether there would be
other beneficiary states for power offtake from the Mauda project. According to
information available with Projectmonitor, NTPC is in the process of selecting
suppliers for various other packages like demineralisation plant, cooling water
systems, power transformers etc.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has won a Rs 5,040-crore contract from Jindal Power
Ltd for setting up the 4x600-mw coal-fired power plant in Raigarh district of
Chhattisgarh. Bhel's scope of works includes design, engineering, manufacture,
supply and erection of boilers, turbines, generators and auxiliaries.
[December 29, 2008-January 4, 2009]