BHEL despatches 600 MW

Friday, Oct 01, 2010
The Hindu - Online edition of India's National Newspaper
BHEL despatches 600 MW capacity boiler drum

JOB WELL DONE: A.V. Krishnan, Excecutive Director, BHEL, flagging off the boiler drum on Thursday.

TIRUCHI: A. V. Krishnan, Executive Director, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi, flagged off the 600 MW boiler drum meant for the Unit I of Jindal India Power Limited (JITPL) here on Thursday. The huge boiler drum will be erected in Derang in Angul district of Orissa.

R. K. Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer and Director, JITPL was present. BHEL, Tiruchi has despatched the boiler drum three months ahead of schedule.

The boiler drum, 28.5-metres in length, weighs 254 tonnes. Its diameter is 2.1 metres. The boiler was despatched by road using a special trailer fitted with 20 hydraulic axels.

Negotiations on

BHEL secured the contract for the main plant package involving two units of 600 MW each, designed to sub critical parameters. Negotiations are on with the customer for setting up the third 600 MW unit in Derang.

Valued at Rs.2,600 crore, BHEL will commission the plant within 35 months. JITPL, incorporated to set up thermal power plants in India, is a part of B C Jindal Group of Companies, which is a leading business conglomerate with interest in diverse industries in India including steel products, flexible packaging films and photographic products.

Company's plan

The company targets to install a power generating capacity of 4440 MW across various states in the next few years.