According to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the projects identified to be set up by the joint venture (JV) are Edlapur (one set) and Eramarus (two sets) in the Raichur district of Karnataka.

BHEL had earlier formed a JV with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) for setting up the Udangudi supercritical thermal power project (2x800MW) in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It has also bagged orders for power generating equipment with supercritical parameters, from NTPC for the 2x660MW Barh thermal power project stage-II, and from APGenco for the 2x800MW Krishnapatnam power project.

The company said that it has upgraded its technology base from sub-critical sets to supercritical sets of 660/800 MW and above. The company has ongoing collaboration agreements with Alstom, France and Siemens, Germany, with a technology transfer arrangement.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited was established by the Government of India in 1956 with the primary objective of making India self reliant in the manufacture of power plant equipment. Out of the current installed capacity of about 1,40,000 MW of utility sets in the country, the share of BHEL equipment stands at around 65%, claims the company. These sets contribute over 73% of the country’s total power generation.