BHEL Wins EPC Orders Worth 800 Cr For Setting Up 2 Solar Plants

BHEL has won EPC contracts worth Rs 800 crore for setting up two solar PV power plants.

BHEL Solar PV Plants

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, recently announced that it has won Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts worth Rs 800 crore for setting up two solar PV power plants.

The two orders have been received from NTPC and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd. (GSECL) for developing solar power projects worth a combined 200 MW. The first order from NTPC is for developing what will become the country’s largest floating solar PV power plant of 100 MW capacity at NTPC Ramagundam in Telangana. And, the second order from GSECL is for developing a 100 MW ground-mounted solar plant at the Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park in Banaskantha, Gujarat.

Valued at Rs 800 crore, the two orders have taken BHEL’s solar portfolio beyond the 1 GW cumulative capacity mark, reinforcing the company’s position as a leading EPC player in the solar industry.

BHEL is offering EPC solutions for both off-grid and grid-interactive SPV plants at various locations in India including the Lakshadweep islands and has now established its prowess in contributing significantly towards green energy for the country. This is evident from its current portfolio of more than 1 GW of SPV plants, of which nearly 500 MW have already been commissioned,” the company issued in its statement.

Recently, the power equipment manufacturer also announced that it had won three orders worth Rs 530 crore for setting up Solar Photovoltaic power plants on EPC basis in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

The orders are for a total of 135 Megawatt (MW) capacity have been placed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco), Gujarat State Electricity Corp (GSECL) and Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC).

The order received from Mahagenco is for setting up a 50 MW solar plant at Kaudgaon in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad district. Notably, BHEL has already supplied PV modules for solarisation of agricultural feeders in the state. The GSECL order envisages setting up a 75 MW solar plant at Dhuvaran in Anand, Gujarat. The GNFC order is for a 10 MW plant.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for