In view of the long-standing partnership that Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) had in the development of the erstwhile undivided state of Andhra Pradesh with 84% of the coal-based power stations being commissioned by it, the Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) has awarded an order worth Rs 3,810cr to it to set up an 800 MW power project at Kothagudem in Khammam district of Telangana with the supercritical power project working on engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) basis. In addition, TSGENCO has also entered into an MoU with BHEL for construction of new thermal plants totalling to 6,000 MW in the state in the next three years to meet the growing demand for power in the state.
In a statement, BHEL said, "Significantly, the project is targeted to be commissioned in 36 months on fast-track basis with both BHEL and TSGENCO setting up teams to expedite clearances and execution of the project," adding that, "To overcome the current uncertainty of coal supply, the company shall supply its in-house developed fuel flexible boiler, capable of firing the entire range, from 100% Indian to 100% imported mix of coal."
The work scope of BHEL in the project ranges from design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, and testing to commissioning with the key equipment for the contract being manufactured at BHEL's Trichy, Hyderabad, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bangalore and Jhansi plants. The company's power sector western region will oversee civil works, erection, and commissioning of the equipment.