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Bhel bags Rs 68 cr solar power project order

According to reports, state-owned Bhel has bagged an order worth Rs 68 crore for setting up a solar power plant in Karnataka.

The contract, received from Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd, is for setting up a 10 MW grid-connected solar power plant at Belakavadi village in Mandya.

The scope of work in the turnkey contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the plant, among others, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd said in a statement.

The power equipment maker has already commissioned many solar projects in various states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.

According to the statement, Bhel is also executing orders for solar power plants totalling 25 MW for various customers including Neyveli Lignite Corp.

“Bhel is planning to grow further in this field and to effectively support the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission of Government of India, which aims to achieve 22,000 MW of Solar Power in the country by the year 2022,” it added.

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