Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL), a company owned by the Indian government, has won a contract to build a 800MW thermal power plant in Telangana, southern India. The contract, which was awarded by the Telangana State Power Generation Corporation, is worth $600m.Â
BHEL will design and build the 800MW supercritical steam plant using an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract. It will be the first of its kind in Telangana.Â
Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, the chief minister of Telangana, has already given $55m towards the project. It is due to be completed in three years’ time.Â
BHEL recently won a similar contract to build a 1.3GW coal-fired power station worth $1.3bn in Tamil Nadu, India.