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Indian engineering and manufacturing group Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BOM:500103), or BHEL, said on Tuesday it has received an order to build a 15-MW solar park in Gujarat.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was awarded by domestic chemical manufacturing company Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (BOM:530001). It envisages the installation of a solar plant within the Charanka Solar Park near the village of Charanka, which will host 500 MW of photovoltaic (PV) plants by various developers. BEHL did not provide specific details about the new project.
The scheme will be BHEL’s first ground-mounted PV plant in Gujarat. The company is currently working on more than 180 MW of solar projects at home. According to a press release from May, it ended fiscal 2016/17 with a solar PV portfolio of 370 MW, including 360 MW of ground-mounted plants and 10 MW of rooftop PV arrays.
Apart from serving as an EPC contractor, BHEL is also active in the manufacture of PV cells and panels through its electronics division.
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