BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

02 September 2021

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has received orders from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the turbine islands for six nuclear power units - four at Gorakhpur and two at Kaiga. BHEL said the INR108 billion (USD1.5 billion) order for turbine island EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) is its "largest ever".

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The orders were awarded on 30 August and "envisage setting up of 4 units of 700 MWe at Gorakhpur, Haryana and 2 units of 700 MWe at Kaiga, Karnataka", BHEL said in a stock exchange announcement.

NPCIL in July awarded BHEL a INR14 billion contract to supply 12 steam generators for indigenously developed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) to be built at four sites, including Gorakhpur and Kaiga.

According to India's 12th five-year plan for 2012-17, which was modified in 2017 and 2018, a total of four PHWRs are planned at Gorakhpur. The country's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board approved the start of pre-construction excavation work at the site in 2018. The two PHWRs planned for construction at Kaiga would become the fifth and sixth units at that site, which is already home to four operating 202 MWe PHWRs.

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