Having commissioned close to 500 MW of solar PV capacity out of its more than 850 MW solar portfolio, BHEL says it has won EPC contracts for 3 projects with a value of INR 5.2 billion ($75 million). One of these projects is to come up in Dhuvaran, Anand district of Gujarat. Pictured is the Bochasan Swaminarayan Temple in Anand Gujarat. (Photo Credit: Anand District Administration)
- BHEL has announced securing EPC contracts for 135 MW cumulative solar PV capacity in quick succession
- It includes 50 MW project for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. in Kaudgaon, Osmanabad district of Maharashtra
- For Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd., it will construct 75 MW project in Dhuvaran in Gujarat’s Anand district
- Another 10 MW PV plant will be constructed by BHEL for Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.
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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been awarded EPC contracts for a total solar power capacity of 135 MW worth INR 5.2 billion ($75 million). In a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, the Indian state-owned entity said these solar projects are located in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Among the projects is a 50 MW solar power plant it will construct for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MAHAGENCO) in Kaudgaon, Osmanabad district. In the state of Maharashtra, BHEL is also supplying its solar PV modules for ‘solarization’ of agricultural feeders.
The remaining 2 projects are based in Gujarat. One of these is a 75 MW plant at Dhuvaran in Anand district of the state secured from Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd. (GSECL) tendered by the latter in February 2019 (see 175 MW Solar Tender In Gujarat).
The other is a 10 MW project from Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GNFC). “Significantly, the order from GNFC for a 10 MW SPV Plant has reinforced BHEL’s contribution of 205 MW of green energy in Gujarat, out of which 130 MW is in Gujarat’s Solar park at Charanka,” stated BHEL.
Completion dates for any of these projects was not revealed.
BHEL has commissioned close to 500 MW of solar PV capacity out of its total portfolio of over 850 MW in the category. In Lakshadweep, it is also working on off-grid PV projects along with grid-interactive plants. As a manufacturer, BHEL is producing space-grade solar panels using high efficiency cells and space-grade battery at its Electronics Systems Division in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
In January 2019, BHEL won its largest PV power plant order with EPC contract from fellow state enterprise Singareni Collieries Company Limited for 129 MW solar PV capacity in Telangana (see BHEL Wins 129 MW PV Contract).