Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, the public sector engineering and manufacturing company, and Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of the Government of Telangana, have signed an agreement to establish thermal power plants to generate 6,000 MW in the newly-formed state of Telangana.

The Telangana power entity has an installed generating capacity of 4,364 MW and has technical capability in the area of installing, owning, operating and maintaining power plants.

BHEL has already executed thermal power projects in Telangana, at Bhupalapally, Singareni Colleries and Kothagudem. TS Genco has four major thermal power plants which are operational and is working on a few more including the 1×800 MW Kothagudem TPS, Stage VII, and the Kakatiya TPS, Stage-II. BHEL is executing the BTG package for both these projects.

Meanwhile, BHEL has announced that it had achieved a breakthrough by securing a contract for setting up a plant power distribution package on turnkey basis. Valued at Rs. 359 crore, the contract has been placed by NMDC Ltd for its 3-million tpa integrated steel plant at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh.

The order envisages design, engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of the complete power distribution system on turnkey basis. The system will supply power through 33kV GIS-based substations to the shops of the integrated steel plant.

This is the second package contract bagged by BHEL from NMDC Ltd for the same steel plant. The company is already executing a raw material handling package at the project site.

BHEL’s Industrial Systems Group specialises in bulk material handling like coal and ash handling systems for thermal power plants, raw material handling for industry on EPC and balance-of-plant equipment for hydro projects. It also specialises in system integration of drives, controls and automation for iron making, steel making, rolling mills and finishing lines for steel industry.

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