In a big PSU news update; Navratna PSU, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed contract of Rs 1,200 crores with Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) to build later’s first gas-based Utility Power venture at Yelahanka on the outskirts of Bengaluru
Under the contract, BHEL will commission the Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP), on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) source. With this order, BHEL has constricted 242 GTs, containing 22 advanced-classes GTs.
Whilst the agreement is for supply and commissioning of a fuel-efficient 370 Mw Advanced-class Gas Turbine, the new plant will also reinstate the old diesel generator-based power plant of 128 Mw capacity, which has not been in service due to environmental problems.
BHEL and KPCL have currently 3,100 Mw of ventures under production at Bellary, Yeramarus and Edlapur.
Gas-based power plants have the benefit of a rapid set up and are environment-friendly besides being apposite for peaking power. With the current gas cost revision as well as proposal for gas cost pooling, gas accessibility is likely to advance which will outcome in invention of more gas-based power plants.
BHEL’s scope of work on the venture includes the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing as well as commissioning of the EPC package includes an advanced-class gas turbine-based combined cycle power plant. The key apparatus for the agreement will be manufactured at BHEL’s Hyderabad, Trichy, Haridwar , Bhopal as well as Jhansi plants, whereas the company’s power sector – southern area shall carry out the civil works, as well as erection and commissioning of the equipment.