BHEL Bhopal Unit Outbids MNCs, Bags Order for Transformers Worth Over Rs. 163 cr. from NTPC

By Pervez Bari, 
Bhopal, June 6: Against stiff international competition, Bhopal unit of Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, (BHEL), India's giant Public Sector Undertaking, has once again bagged a very prestigious order for Transformers from National Thermal Power Corporation, (NTPC), outbidding Multinational companies.
    According to a Press release the order from NTPC is for the complete Power Transformer package of 400 KV Generator Transformers, Station Transformers and Unit Transformers for 1×500 MW Korba Super Thermal Power Project (STTP), 2×490 MW Dadri Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) and 1×500 MW Farakka for 27 numbers Transformers totaling more than 3500 MVA. The total order value is more than Rs. 163 crore (about US $ 40.75 million) and is the largest single order for Transformers finalized in India.
    Due to strict design and manufacturing philosophy coupled with string of successful Short Circuit testing on Extra High Voltage (EHV) Transformers at KEMA Netherlands, Customers have continued to repose faith in BHEL Transformers. 
    It may be mentioned here that BHEL, Bhopal unit has supplied transformers to almost all electricity boards in India and at present NTPC, PGCIL, SEB’s in India are its major customers. Besides , BHEL make Transformers have a huge market in Zambia, Greece, Indonesia, Libya and other major countries. 
    BHEL has already taken adequate steps to make itself fully geared up to meet the future challenges and also provide additional Transformer manufacturing capacity to various esteemed utilities in India. Keeping in view the Order-Book position and repeat orders from customers because of extraordinary performance of BHEL make transformers, a new Transformer Block is under construction in the factory near Ultra High Voltage laboratory. After completion of this hi-tech new block, the capacity of Transformer at the unit would go up to 30,000 MVA, the release claimed. ([email protected])