Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has won two contracts in Afghanistan, including the supply and installation of electromechanical equipment for the 42MW Salma hydroelectric plant. A second contract will see the company install a 220kV substation at Kabul.

BHEL will design, manufacture, supply, erect, and commission 3x14MW Francis turbines with matching generators and microprocessor based Control & Excitation equipment for the Salma project.

The two turnkey contracts, cumulatively worth US$46M, have been secured by BHEL from Power Grid Corporation of India.