India-based state-owned integrated power plant equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has won a contract worth INR4.5bn ($75.3m) for Energy Efficient Renovation & Modernization (EE R&M) of a 210MW thermal unit in the state of Maharashtra.

BHEL won the World Bank-funded contract from the Maharashtra State Power Generation (MSPGCL) for the unit 6 at the Koradi Thermal Power Station located at Koradi near Nagpur.

Under the contract, the company will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the 1x210MW boiler, turbine and generator package and their controls and instrumentation.

The order also includes uprating of the unit.

The EE R&M of the unit is expected to improve the rate capacity of the unit and enhance the Plant Load Factor. The unit efficiency of the plant will also increase due to a reduced heat rate and auxiliary power consumption.

In addition, the EE R&M will ensure reduced emissions of flue gas as per the current environmental norms.

The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured and supplied by BHEL’s plants at Trichy, Ranipet, Haridwar, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.