BHEL to construct 120 MW project in Uttarakhand
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a contract to set up a 120 MW hydroelectric project (HEP) in Uttarakhand. This is the first major order for electro-mechanical equipment in the hydro sector, to be finalised by a government utility company in Uttarakhand, after the flash floods. Valued at `1,250 million, the order for setting up of hydro generating sets and associated electro-mechanical works for the 120 MW Vyasi HEP has been placed on BHEL by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL), as its offer was found techno-economically the best. The order comes close on the heels of the hydro order bagged by BHEL for the 206 MW Shahpur Kandi HEP from Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.
Located in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, the Vyasi HEP is a run of the river scheme on the river Yamuna. Water from the Vyasi reservoir will be diverted by con- structing a high dam to the surface power house at Hathiari village. The project comprises two hydro generating sets of 60 MW each with vertical Francis turbines.
BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of hydro generating sets and associated works. While the hydro generating sets shall be supplied by BHEL’s Bhopal unit, the transformers and control system will be supplied by the company’s Jhansi unit and electronics division, Bengaluru, respectively.