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BHEL's Haridwar plant in expansion mode: 13,020 MW capacity by 2011 end Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Thursday, 04 December 2008
Mumbai : BHEL's Haridwar plant, engaged in the manufacture of turbines and generators, for power stations, is set to expand capacity from its existing 5,750 MW capacity to 13,020 MW by the end of 2011. With the completion of the first phase of expansion, by the end of 2009, the plant will achieve a capacity of 10,020 MW.

Manpower in the Haridwar plant will be increased from 6,000 to 6,600 this year with the recruitment of 500 skilled workers and 100 engineers. The company is also considering outsourcing of work in non-core areas.

A new turbine and generator block is being constructed at the company's existing plant site, where it had adequate land to accommodate the expansion. BHEL has already placed orders for machine tools for the first phase of expansion and is planning to acquire additional machine tools during the second phase.

Currently, in order to meet the demand, all assembly lines and critical machines are reported to be working continuously at the Haridwar plant.

This year Advance Manufacturing Actions(AMA) are being executed at a much larger scale and Rs. 800 crore has been deployed for the purpose, with the board's approval for approximately 50 projects. Undertaking 'AMA', orders for casting and forging of components will be placed well in advance, prior to receiving firm orders.

With steps like 'AMA', BHEL expects to free up the capacity at the plant for critical casting and forging jobs. The company is also working towards further optimizing the deployment of man power and machine tools at the plant.

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