Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited wins contract to supply equipment for Bhutan hydro project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a contract for the electro-mechanical equipment package for a 1,200 MW hydroelectric project in Bhutan, BHEL reported.

Valued at Rs.1,000 crore (US$213.9 million), the order envisages manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of the electro-mechanical equipment for the 1,200 MW Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric project. The run-of-river project is located around 80 km from Thimphu on the left bank of the Punathsangchu River in western Bhutan.

The order has been placed by Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA), Bhutan. The contract is the single largest contract to date for BHEL in the hydroelectric power generation business segment, the company reported.

For this contract, the six Francis turbines and generators of 200 MW each and associated equipment will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL’s Bhopal facility, while the control system will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL’s Electronic Division at Bangalore.

The project is being developed under a bilateral agreement between the government of India and the royal government of Bhutan.

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