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Rs 2,079-crore Rihand power order for BHEL

Our Bureau

NEW DELHI, Aug. 16

BHARAT Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the premier engineering enterprise in the public sector, has bagged an order for the main plant package of the Rihand (2x500 MW) super thermal power project (Stage II) in Uttar Pradesh.

The order, valued at Rs 2,079 crore, has been placed on BHEL by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures.

The contract, according to a BHEL press release here, is to be executed by mid-2005.

BHEL's scope of work for the Rihand Stage II project envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of two steam generator and turbine generator sets of 500 MW each along with associated auxiliaries and control in strumentation system.

The first 500 MW unit is targeted for commissioning by BHEL within a tight schedule of 42 months, followed by the second identical unit six months later.

With the completion of Stage II, Rihand's total generating capacity will be enhanced to 2,000 MW.

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BHEL bags Rihand, Ramagundam equipment contract

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