Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has won a Rs.2,759-crore order from state utility Tamil Nadu Generation & Distribution Corporation relating to the North Chennai Supercritical TPS Stage III project. The order relates to main plant package for the 1×800-mw project. This is understood to be the first-ever supercritical power project in Tamil Nadu, by current thinking. The project is scheduled to commission by August 2019.
BHEL’s scope of work in the current contract involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning & civil works for the main plant package. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bangalore plants with the company’s power sector- Southern Region to be responsible for civil works and erection/commissioning of the equipment.
North Chennai Supercritical TPS Stage III is located in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu and power generated from this plant will help in fostering growth of the state and provide easy access to electricity to the people of Tamil Nadu.