Hydro-Power-PlantBharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has secured order for the electro mechanical (EM) works for 40 MW Rahughat Hydroelectric Project in Nepal.

The order has been placed on BHEL by the Raghuganga Hydropower (RGHPL), a company 100 percent owned by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the sole public power utility in Nepal and owned by the government of Nepal.

The project is majority funded by EXIM Bank of India in the form of a soft loan, along with funding from NEA and the government of Nepal. WAPCOS India is the project consultant.

The order for Rahughat HEP, located in the Raghuganga municipality of Myagdi district of Nepal, envisages design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of the complete electro-mechanical package involving supply of two Vertical Pelton Turbines (20 MW each) along with associated equipment, matching generators, governors, controls and instrumentation, protection system, transformers, 220 kV switchyard and balance of plant (BoP) packages.

Major equipment for the contract will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL’s plants at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru, while installation activities on site will be carried out by the company’s Power Sector — Northern Region Division, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

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