BHEL Bags ₹1 Billion EPC Order for a 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

The floating solar project is located at NTPC’s facility in Simhadri


Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an engineering and manufacturing company, recently bagged an order for setting up a 25 MW floating solar photovoltaic (SPV) power project located in Simhadri, Andhra Pradesh.

The order came from the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC) and is valued at ₹1 billion (~$ 14.57 million). The project will be located on a raw water reservoir in NTPC’s Simhadri Thermal Power project.

This is the second order in the floating SPV domain for BHEL, the earlier being a project installed at Ramagundam in Telangana for 100 MW of capacity. The company’s portfolio in this segment now stands at around 130 MW.

Last month, the company had won two EPC orders for setting up solar projects of a combined capacity of 200 MW. The projects are sourced from NTPC and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) and were collectively valued at nearly ₹8 billion ($114.3 million). The NTPC order was for setting up India’s largest floating SPV project for 100 MW capacity at its Ramagundam facility in Telangana.

BHEL has recently floated tenders for the procurement of a significant quantity of solar panels, cells, and wafers.

A week ago, BHEL issued a tender inviting quotations for the manufacturing and supply of 4,500,000 DWS multi silicon solar wafers with a specification of 157-millimeters.

BHEL had also issued a request for quotation (RfQ) inviting bidders for manufacturing and supply of 36 MW of solar cells.

Recently, BHEL floated a tender for the sourcing of Balance of System (BoS) items necessary for the installation of 5 MW of floating solar projects in West Bengal. The bid submission deadline for this project is July 22, 2019.

Image Credit: Flikr