India’s Baharat Heavy Electricals Limited has secured an order for executing 900 MW Arun-3 Hydroelectric Project from SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company, Nepal. Once completed, this will be the largest Hydropower project in Nepal. The construction period of the project is five years.
View of Arun River from Leguwa VDC of Nepal.( Nirmal Dulal)
Located in the Sankhuwasabha district, the facility is expected to generate about 3,685 GWh and power from the project will be exported from Dhalkebar in Nepal, to Muzaffarpur in India. The order includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of Electro-Mechanical equipment involving supply of four Vertical Francis Turbines and Generator sets, each rated 225 MW.
The cumulative installed capacity of power plants overseas with BHEL supplied equipment stands at close to 11 GW. Continuing its focus on globalization, BHEL has achieved consistent growth in its exports. Recently, BHEL also secured maiden export orders from Benin, Togo, Chile and Estonia, expanding its global footprints to 83 countries across all the six continents.
A major highlight of recent past was the receipt of an export order valued at $1.5 billion for setting up 1320 MW (2x660 MW) Maitree Super Thermal Power Project in Bangladesh.
BHEL has hydro plants located in India and across the world, including at Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nepal, Rwanda, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam.