NewDelhi : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged four orders for emission control equipment from NTPC ltd. Valued at about Rs.2,900 Crore, these orders involve supply and installation of Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) systems for control of SOx emissions at NTPC’s 3×660 MW North Karanpura, 2×500 MW Mauda Stage-I, 3×660 MW Barh Stage-I and 2×660 MW Barh Stage-II power projects.
BHEL has been a major player in this area for more than a decade and was one of the earliest entrants in the Indian market for emission control equipment, having successfully executed the FGD system at Tata Power’s Trombay Unit 8 in 2008. With these orders, BHEl is presently executing FGD systems for 17 units of NTPC and its JVs, other projects being 3×250 MW Bongaigaon, 2×490 MW National Capital Power Station (NCPS) at Dadri and 2×660 MW Maitree in Bangladesh. Overall, BHEL has contracted FGD orders for 32 units from various customers till date.
BHEL is fully geared to cater to the requirements of emission control equipment for Indian thermal power plants. In line with its philosophy of rapid technology assimilation and indigenisation for offering state-of-the-art technology, BHEL has an ongoing technology collaboration with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Japan, for FGD systems and with HlB Power, Republic of Korea, for large size Gates and Dampers.