BHEL is the largest engineering enterprise of its kind in India and one of the foremost companies in the international power arena. While its core competence is in the power sector, it also caters to other core sectors like; Industry, Transportation, Transmission, Oil & Gas, Defence and Renewable Energy. Its diverse manufacturing base supported by contemporary and unique manufacturing facilities gives it a competitive edge. With a product portfolio of over 180 products, BHEL has its foot print in over 70 countries.
BHEL has been a lot in the news lately for their announcements and developments in the solar space in India which is a welcome move.
Some of the recent initiatives covered by Panchabuta include their agreement with Abengoa Solar to develop CSP projects in India, their plans to firm up a JVC with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), the defence PSU, to set up an integrated 250 Mw solar photovoltaic modules plant.
BHEL has also announced that the Ramachandrapuram unit has created a separate division — Project Engineering and Systems Development —this financial year to exclusively cater to the growing demand for EPC contracts.
According to reports, State-run BHEL on Thursday said it has secured an order worth around Rs 62 crore for setting up solar power project for Karnataka Power Corporation Limited at Belakavadi village in Karnataka.
“BHEL has won a turnkey contract for setting up a grid-connected solar photo voltaic (SPV) power plant of 5-MW capacity at Belakavadi village, near Mandya, in Karnataka,” a company release said.
Valued at nearly Rs 62 crore, the order was placed on BHEL by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL). With this order, the company is presently executing SPV-based power projects of various capacities totalling 16 MW.
The SPV modules are manufactured at BHEL’s manufacturing facility located at Bangalore. Solar cells and modules manufactured by the company are also exported to countries like Germany, Australia and Italy.