BHEL, the state-owned engineering firm has confirmed on Sunday that it has bagged a Rs 100 crores order from NTPC for setting up a 25 MW floating solar photovoltaic power plant at Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh.
In a statement given by BHEL, it said that the plant will be set up on the raw water reservoir of NPTC’s Simhadri Thermal Power Plant. The statement also said that it was the second order of floating SPV given to BHEL by NPTC Ltd, the first one being the 100 MW floating SPV plant at Ramagundam in Telangana.
According to BHEL, with this order, they have now become the largest EPC player in the floating solar PV segment in India with a portfolio of 130 MW. BHEL has also been contributing significantly over the past three decades to the nation’s green initiatives for developing and promoting renewable energy.
The engineering firm is offering EPC solutions for both off-grid
and grid-interactive ground-mounted, rooftop, floating solar & canal top
solar plants, with the current portfolio of more than 1 GW of SPV plants. The
enhancement of its state-of-the-art manufacturing lines of solar cells and
solar modules has further strengthened its presence in the SPV segment, it