BHEL Wins Rs 530 crore Orders to Set up Solar Projects

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced it has won three orders worth Rs 530 crore for setting up Solar Photovoltaic power plants on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (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.

Last month the government owned PSU had floated a tender worth Rs 14.6 lakh for two project sites which were 75 MW solar PV plant for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation ltd (GSECL) in Anand district, and, a 10 MW solar plant for Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers and Chemicals (GNFC) in Gujarat Solar Park. The tenders closed today.

BHEL offers EPC solutions for both off-grid and grid-interactive solar PV plants. The engineering giant has a total portfolio of over 850 MW of solar PV plants. Of this, around 500 MW has already been commissioned.

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