India's industrial manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said Friday it had won a major order for the supply of 12 Steam Generators from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a contract valued at about $190 million.
The order was channeled through NPCIL’s Fleet Mode procurement programme and calls for 12 Steam Generators for India’s indigenously-developed 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) which are in development for four different sites in the country.
The steam generators will be manufactured at the Tiruchirapalli plant of BHEL. Significantly, this is the second major supply order secured by BHEL through competitive bidding for the Fleet Mode implementation program of 10x700 MWe Nuclear projects by NPCIL.
The first equipment order secured by BHEL under this program, for the supply of 32 Reactor Header Assemblies, is currently underway.
The contract marks BHEL as the only Indian company to be associated with all the three stages of the Indigenous Nuclear Power Program. Notably, the company said, nearly 75 percent of PHWR based Nuclear Power Plants in India are equipped with BHEL-supplied Turbine and Generator sets with the remainder all imported sets. BHEL has also emerged as the L-1 bidder in another Rs.10,800 Crore tender of NPCIL for 6x700 MWe Turbine Island Packages.
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