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BHEL to set up 5-MW solar power plant for KPCL

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.

Earlier this month, we had mentioned that State-run BHEL 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.

According to reports, the electronics division of Bangalore-based Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has won a major turnkey contract for setting up an eco-friendly, grid-connected solar power plant of 5-MW capacity.

Valued at Rs 62 crore, the order for setting up a solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant near Shivasamudram, in Mandya district, was placed on BHEL by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL).

BHEL’s scope of work under the contract involves the design, manufacture, supply, installation and operation and maintenance of the solar power plant. With this order, BHEL is presently executing SPV-based power projects of various capacities totalling 16 MW, the company said in a statement here.

Solar cells and modules manufactured by BHEL are also exported to countries like Germany, Australia and Italy. The company’s PV modules are certified to international standards by JRC, Ispra, Italy.

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