‘BHEL not facing any constraint in timely equipment supply’

March 4th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) was not facing constraints in timely equipment delivery to hydropower projects, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Kanti Singh said here Tuesday. “There is no constraint in timely supply of turbines by BHEL to hydel projects,” she said in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament.

She cited the findings of Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) study report to support her assertion.

“CEA in its report on ‘Assessment of preparedness of BHEL to meet the capacity addition requirement of power sector during the eleventh five-year plan’ has stated that ‘for hydro projects, no delay is attributable to supply and erection of powerhouse equipment by BHEL’,” she said.

“BHEL has enhanced its power generating equipment manufacturing capacity from existing 6,000 MW to 10,000 MW a year and is further augmenting it to 15,000 MW every year by end of December 2009 to meet the emerging requirement of the country.”

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