In the face of stiff competition under International Competitive Bidding (ICB), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a contract for supplying the Gas Turbine Generator package for an energy efficient and environment-friendly co-generation captive power plant at Kochi Refinery in Kerala.


Valued at around Rs.2650 Million, the order has been placed on BHEL by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for its Integrated Refinery Project (IREP) at Kochi Refinery. The order envisages supply and supervision of 3 nos. Gas Turbines of 34.5 MW rating each, with associated auxiliaries and control systems.

The gas turbine will be operated in the cogeneration mode for meeting the power and process steam requirement of the upcoming Kochi refinery expansion project. The customer has opted to source the captive power plant from BHEL in view of its techno-economic superiority – a testimony to the customer’s confidence in BHEL’s capability.

The equiment for the project will be supplied by BHEL’s Hyderabad plant and Electronics Division, Bangalore. Erection and commissioning of the Gas Turbine package will be carried out by the company’s Power Sector – Southern Region.

BHEL has emerged as the market leader in co-generation and captive power plants, offering units from 10 MW onwards for both steam turbine-based and gas-based combined cycle power projects for complete power and process steam requirements of various industries. BHEL offers integrated solutions for captive thermal power plants – be it coal/ oil/ gas fired, combined cycle or open cycle, including co-generation plants, covering the entire range required by industries. The company offers most optimum configurations to suit customer’s specific requirements.

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