Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an order for the renovation and modernisation (R&M) of steam turbines at Ukai thermal power station (TPS) in Gujarat.
The order is valued at about Rs 3 billion for R&M of the 200 MW Unit-3 and the 210 MW Unit-5 at Ukai TPS. The order has been placed by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited. Significantly, BHEL is also the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of these turbine sets which have been successfully operating for around 40 years, before being taken up for R&M. The R&M work being undertaken by BHEL will not only extend the life and reliability of Units-3 and 5 at Ukai TPS, but also improve the efficiency levels of these turbines addressing the problems of technical obsolescence, thereby making them more environment friendly. BHEL’s scope of work in the contract includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, dismantling, erection, testing and commissioning of the steam turbines and associated auxiliaries. The equipment for the project will be supplied by BHEL’s manufacturing units at Haridwar, Trichy, Bengaluru and Bhopal while the execution on site will be undertaken by the company’s power sector – Western Region, Nagpur.