Against stiff International Competitive Bidding (ICB), state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said on Tuesday that it has won a prestigious order for a Steam and Power Generation Package from Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL).
Valued at Rs.233 Crore, the order has been placed on BHEL for setting up the package at RFCL’s fertilizer plant at Ramagundam in Telangana, said a statement from BHEL.
“BHEL’s scope in the contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of a 32.5 MW Gas Turbine, 125 TPH Heat Recovery Steam Generator, 85 TPH Utility Boiler and Balance of Plant (BoP) Package along with associated auxiliaries on Lumpsum Turnkey (LSTK) basis including mandatory spares,” it added.
The equipment for this package shall be supplied by BHEL’s manufacturing units at Hyderabad, Vizag, Bhopal, Jhansi, Bengaluru, Trichy and Chennai. The erection and commissioning of the project will be undertaken by the company’s Power Sector Western Region, Nagpur.
Though this order, BHEL said it shall be contributing to the Government of India’s ongoing initiative for revival of fertilizer facilities in the country.
The move comes close on the heels of another order bagged its largest ever export order, valued at Rs 10,000 crore for setting up a thermal power project in Bangladesh.
Won against stiff international competitive bidding, the order that BHEL had secured from Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BIFPCL), a 50:50 joint venture of NTPC and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
For the BIFPCL order, BHEL had arranged debt financing for the project from EXIM Bank for which loan agreement between EXIM Bank and BIFPCL was signed in March this year. BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 1320 mw thermal sets with ultra-supercritical parameters on turnkey basis.
The scope also includes setting up of a jetty and a river-water intake system. The key equipment for the project will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Ranipet, Bhopal, Bangalore and Jhansi plants, while the company’s power sector construction division will be responsible for construction and installation activities at site.