Bhel wins Rs 321 cr order for Hydro Electric Project in Punjab

State-owned Bhel today said it has securing a contract for setting up 206 MW

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hydro electric power project in Punjab.

"Valued at Rs 321 crore, the order for setting up of hydro generating sets and associated Electro-Mechanical works for the 206 MW Shahpurkandi project has been placed on Bhel by Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd," Bhel said in a statement.

The bids were invited by PSPCL through international e-tendering process.

Located in Gurdaspur district, the project will be constructed on the canal from Shahpurkandi Barrage to Madhopur headworks, downstream of the existing Ranjit Sagar Dam. The water released by Ranjit Sagar Dam shall be utilised for generating power from this project, the statement said.

The project comprises seven hydro generating sets located in two power houses.

Bhel's scope of work in the contract envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of hydro generating sets and associated electro mechanical works.

The hydro generating sets shall be supplied by Bhel's Bhopal unit, the transformers and Control and Monitoring system will be supplied by the company's Jhansi unit and Electronics Division, Bangalore, respectively.

The erection and commissioning of the equipment shall be carried out by Bhel's Power Sector - Northern Region.

So far, more than 500 hydro generating sets of various ratings have been contracted on Bhel in India and abroad, with a cumulative capacity of more than 26,000 MW, out of which, equipment for about 5,000 MW generating capacity has been contracted outside India, the company statement said.

Bhel scrip was trading at Rs 161.30, up 1.16 per cent on the BSE.

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