Chilla Hydro Electric PlantBharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has bagged an order for renovation, modernisation and uprating (RM&U) of Chilla Hydro Electric Plant (HEP), located in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

The company has secured the order from Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam (UJVNL) for RM&U of the four x 36 MW Chilla HEP. The value of the order is over Rs 200 crore. The plant which comprises four units of 36 MW each will be uprated to 39 MW each.

The units at Chilla HEP have been in operation for over 35 years and the RM&U of these units will result in upgradation of output capacity, additional generation and efficiency improvement, in addition to leading to better plant availability and life extension of equipment.

The company’s scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, dismantling, erection, testing and commissioning of critical parts of turbines, generators, governors, controls and instrumentation, protection and balance of plant (BoP). Major equipment for the contract will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL’s plants at Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur and Bengaluru.

The installation activities on-site will be carried out by the company’s Power Sector — Northern Region division, Noida. BHEL also secured recently an order from the Kerala State Electricity Board for R&M and uprating of Kuttiyadi HEP from three x 25 MW to three x 27.5 MW. The company is presently executing hydroelectric projects of more than 2,900 MW across the country, in addition to 3,184 MW abroad which includes 2,220 MW in Bhutan and 900 MW in Nepal.

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