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    BHEL manufactured units generate record power

    New Delhi (PTI): State-run power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals on Thursday said that its thermal sets generated over 100 billion units of electricity in the first quarter of the current financial year (2008-09).

    "BHEL-manufactured thermal sets generated over 100 billion units (BU) of electricity in the first quarter of the current fiscal as against 97.1 BU in the same period last fiscal," the company release said.

    As many as 23 company manufactured thermal sets registered a Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 100 per cent and 76 units operated at a PLF of 90 per cent in the first three months of 2008-09, it said.

    BHEL has so far bagged orders for 69 sets of 500-600 MW capacity each, out of which 33 have been commissioned. The company plans to introduce 800 MW thermal sets.

    The company recently bagged Rs 2,080 crore turnkey contract to develop 400 MW thermal power project in Syria.

    The order has been placed by Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation and Transmission (PEEGT), Ministry of Electricity, Syria. With this order, the company makes its maiden entry into the Syrian Power Sector.

    The company will design, manufacture, supply, erect and commission the main plant equipment with associated auxiliaries, balance of plant and electricals and civil works.


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