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Bharat Heavy Engineering Ltd (BHEL) has been awarded with two units of coal-based supercritical thermal power projects with an installed capacity of 800 MW each

India: State-run power equipment maker, BHEL has bagged an order from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for setting up two units of supercritical thermal power project in Tamil Nadu with a cumulative installed capacity of 1600MW. The project valued at INR56 billion, is located in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu and it is scheduled to be operational by September 2019. This is the second order awarded to BHEL from TANGEDO in the same month.

As on January 2016, the company was awarded with another contract for the 1x800 MW North Chennai Supercritical TPP. For both of these projects, BHEL's scope of work involves designing, engineering, manufacturing and commissioning of equipment for power generation that includes power generating transformers.

TechSci Research depicts that with the addition in the generation capacity, government plans to meet the rising demand of electricity in India. Based on the demand projected in the 18th Electric Power Survey (EPS), during 12th Five Year Plan, a target of 88,537 MW has been planned from conventional sources on an All-India basis.  Government is focusing on adding power generation capacity from conventional and renewables sources which would increase the orders for power related companies like ABB, Siemens, BHEL & Alstom T&D. To meet the target, Power and Distribution Transformers companies will need to enhance their manufacturing capacity.

According to released report of TechSci ResearchIndia Power and Distribution Transformers Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, India is the second-largest power transformers market in APAC and was valued at USD1.81 billion in 2014 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% till 2020. Under the 12th five year plan (2012-2017), Indian government allocated US$ 200 billion for strengthening the country’s power generation, transmission and distribution sector.


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