Amidst stiff competitive bidding, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged four orders for emission control equipment from NTPC Ltd. Valued at about Rs.2,900 crore, these orders involve supply and installation of Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) systems for control of SOx emissions at NTPC’s 3×660 MW North Karanpura, 2×500 MW Mauda Stage-I, 3×660 MW Barh Stage-I and 2×660 MW Barh Stage-II power projects.
BHEL has been a major player in this area for more than a decade and was one of the
earliest entrants in the Indian market for emission control equipment, having
successfully executed the FGD system at Tata Power’s Trombay Unit 8 in 2008. With
these orders, BHEL is presently executing FGD systems for 17 units of NTPC and its
JVs, other projects being 3×250 MW Bongaigaon, 2×490 MW National Capital Power
Station (NCPS) at Dadri and 2×660 MW Maitree in Bangladesh. Overall, BHEL has
contracted FGD orders for 32 units from various customers till date.
BHEL is fully geared to cater to the requirements of emission control equipment for
Indian thermal power plants. In line with its philosophy of rapid technology assimilation
and indigenisation for offering state-of-the-art technology, BHEL has an ongoing
technology collaboration with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Japan, for
FGD systems and with HLB Power, Republic of Korea, for large size Gates and
To control NOx, the company possesses in-house capabilities to supply the technology
for reducing NOx levels through suitable modifications in boilers. In addition, BHEL is
also supplying state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCRs) for higher
reduction in NOx emission and has technology collaboration with NANO Co. Ltd.,
Republic of Korea, for SCR Catalysts in coal fired power plants. Also, BHEL’s
credentials as one of the leading suppliers of Electrostatic Precipitators for controlling
the Particulate Matter (PM) emissions to power plants, are well established.
BHEL’s experience of over five decades of installing more than 183 GW utility sets in
India and abroad, backed by its strong engineering credentials, has led various utilities
to repose confidence in the company’s capabilities to make their power plants
compliant with the revised emission norms. Besides NTPC, state utilities of Andhra
Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu have already placed orders on BHEL for supplying
emission control equipment, while discussions with several other utilities are presently
BHEL’s plan to indigenously manufacture major equipment for emission control
provides a twin boost to the Government’s plan of ‘Making in India’ and its Intended
National Determined Contributions (INDC) for limiting the carbon footprint of the nation.