The order, placed by the Singareni Collieries Company, is worth more than Rs565 crore and is the largest PV power plant order won by BHEL to date.
The plants will be developed at four locations in Telangana – at Ramagundam (50 MW), Yellandu (39 MW), Manuguru (30 MW) and Pegadapally (10 MW) – on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. With the order, BHEL’s solar portfolio has risen to more than 710 MW.
In June, BHEL received two orders worth more than Rs1.25 crore for the installation of 30 MW capacity of solar plants on an EPC basis in Gujarat.
The company has established capability in major segments of the PV value chain including solar cells and modules, and power conditioning units and systems.
In addition to PV products, BHEL offers EPC solutions from concept to commissioning for off-grid and grid-connected PV power plants in various parts of the country including Lakshadweep and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
BHEL is also in talks with global lithium ion battery manufacturers to set up a manufacturing unit in India. The state-owned business would expect to have a 20% stake in the project with a partner holding the remaining share.