BHEL win Kakrapara steam generator contract

1 April 2009

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has received an order from Nuclear Power Corporation of India limited (NPCIL) to design, supply and install four steam generators for one reactor of the Kakrapara Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat, India. The contract is valued at INR3450m ($65m).

Larsen & Toubro has won a similar contract for the design, manufacture and supply of four steam generators for the second 700MWe PHWR to be built at the site.

BHEL said its 700MWe steam generators will be designed based on the first 540MWe steam generators it installed at the Tarapur nuclear power plant. They are to be designed, manufactured and tested according to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Sec.III Standards) at its Trichy plant.

The Indian state run power equipment manufacturer BHEL has designed, manufactured and commissioned equipment for around 80% of NPCIL’s installed capacity (4120MW ) in India. It is also executing several other contracts for NPCIL, including one for the supply, erection and commissioning of the complete conventional island for the first prototype fast breeder reactor (500MW), being built by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI) at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu.

Last week BHEL signed a MoU with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to collaborate on building Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) in India.

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