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

BHEL will design, manufacture, supply, erect, and commission 3×14 MW Francis turbines with matching generators and microprocessor based Control & Excitation equipment for the Salma Hydro Project.

The two turnkey contracts, cumulatively worth Rs.2,200 million (€37 million), have been secured by BHEL from Power Grid Corporation of India