HEC gets Rs.5 bn order from Bhilai Steel Plant

February 29th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by admin  


Ranchi, Feb 29 (IANS) In one of its biggest orders to date, the state-owned Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) Friday got a work order worth Rs.5 billion from the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSL). Abhay Kanth, company secretary HEC, said: “HEC will be part of two major projects of BSL. First is an ore handling plant and the second a new coal handling plant valued at Rs.200 crore (Rs.2 billion) and Rs.300 crore (Rs.3 billion) respectively.”

The order will have to be completed in 30 months, he said.

The work order includes the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning of the coal handling plant from concept to designing. The major equipment to be supplied by HEC includes wagon tippler, electric car pushers, conveyors, civil and structural work and associated auxiliary equipments.

HEC got the order after competing with BSL, Bhilai, Larsen & Toubro, Macnally Bharat Engineering Co. and Elecon Engineering Co. (Elecon).

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