BHEL forays into track electrification
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) strategy of diversifying into new areas by leveraging its competencies, has begun paying rich dividends. After entering several new areas in various infrastructure sectors, the company has now made a foray into the area of track electrification.
Against stiff international competitive bidding, BHEL has won an order for Electrification of 440 track kms railway Line on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.
Valued at approximately Rs 350 Crore, the order for Railway Line Electrification has been placed by Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE) for the sections; Birlanagar -Etawah, Bhandai -Udi and Farrukhabad -Shikohabad (including Mainpuri -Etawah) of North Central Railway.
BHEL’s scope of work in the order envisages design, engineering, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 25kV, 50Hz, AC, Single-Phase Electrification works including Overhead Equipment (OHE), Traction Sub-Stations (TSS), Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, Electrical general works and associated Civil and Signal & Telecom (S&T) works.
BHEL has state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated infrastructure and skilled manpower to address the customised needs of various infrastructure sectors of the economy. The company will continue to leverage its competencies and focus on its diversification strategy to drive the next wave of growth.