Under the INR56 billion contract, BHEL will install three units with a capacity of 660MW each of the Prayagraj thermal power project in Allahabad district of UP. The order for the power project has been placed on BHEL by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL).

BHEL’s scope of work in the present contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries, besides controls & instrumentation (C&I).

Supercritical technology ensures lower coal consumption, minimum emission, eco-friendly and efficient power generation. BHEL has been promoting joint venture companies to build, own and operate supercritical thermal power plants in association with state utilities like TNEB, KPCL and Mahagenco.

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