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BHEL Secures Rs 350cr Order From Powergrid:- For setting up two 765 kV substations in West Bengal, the State-run power equipment maker BHEL said that it has bagged an order worth Rs 350 crore, on Wednesday.
The company said in a statement that, so far, this is the largest value 765 kV substation project order for BHEL. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corp, the Powergrid Medinipur-Jeerat Transmission Ltd (PMJTL) has placed the order on BHEL. On an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) basis, the project has to be completed. Constructing two large sized greenfield 3,000 MVA, 765/400 kV substations, at Medinipur and Jeerat (near Kolkata), is envisaged in the contract, which is the main scope of work of BHEL.
For delivering power to important load centres in West Bengal, these Electrical High Voltage (EHV) substations will play a vital role in strengthening the 765 kV system in the Eastern region. Within 30 months, the substations are slated to be commissioned. On a total turnkey basis, the project shall be engineered and delivered by BHEL.
By undertaking the commissioning of 765 kV greenfield substations across the nation on turnkey basis, BHEL has been contributing significantly in making the 765 kV Ultra High Capacity inter-state transmission network a reality. These include substations at Raichur (3,000 MVA) in Karnataka, Fatehabad in Uttar Pradesh (3,000 MVA), Banaskantha (3,000 MVA) and Bhuj (4,000 MVA) in Gujarat and Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu (3,000 MVA).