State-run power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals has bagged a Rs 990-crore order to set up a 500 MW (2x250 MW) thermal power plant in Rajasthan. The order has been placed by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (RRVUNL) for setting up two units of 250 MW each as an expansion project of Chhabra Thermal Power Station.
BHEL's scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of generators, turbines and associated auxiliaries. The equipment for the project would be supplied by company's Haridwar, Trichy, Ranipet and Bangalore plants. BHEL plans to invest Rs 1,400 crore to build a manufacturing facility for castings and forgings, key components for power equipment. It has also formed a 50:50 joint venture company with Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) to cater to the needs of castings and forgings.