Jul 24, 2013 - Indian group Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BOM:500103), or BHEL, said on Tuesday it had won an order from Indian state-run power company NTPC Ltd (BOM:532555) to construct 20 MW of solar plants in India.
Under the contract, the value of which is estimated at INR 1.32 billion (USD 22.2m/EUR 16.8m), BHEL will install two photovoltaic (PV) facilities, each with a capacity of 10 MW. The plants will be situated in the states of Uttar Pradesh, northern India, and Orissa in the eastern part of the country.
BHEL will take care of the projects' design, equipment production and supply and construction of the solar plants. In addition, it will deliver operation and maintenance (O&M) service to the systems for one year, once operational.
The Indian group has already started equipment supplies for the projects, it said. It will manufacture the PV modules in its factory in Bangalore, the company added.
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