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BHEL Bhopal gets new Utra High Voltage Transformer Manufacturing Facility Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Bhopal: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has set up a new Utra High Voltage (UHV) Transformer Manufacturing Facility at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. This new facility will enable BHEL to produce an additional 12,000 MVA of transformers per annum.

With this, the total installed transformer manufacturing capacity at BHEL’s Bhopal plant will go up to 30,000 MVA per annum while the total capacity of BHEL including its Jhansi plant will go up to 45,000 MVA. It is expected that Supercritical Thermal Power Plants of 800 MW and Nuclear Power Plants of 700 MW and above will boost the demand for Transformers manifold in the near future (nearly 1,20,000 MVA per year).

The new UHV transformer Block has a dust free and controlled atmosphere, air conditioned bays for winding works, pressurised bay for Core building and final assembly, EOT cranes for lifting loads up to 450 tons, Iso static Pressing Device for windings, Air Cushion Transport System for Movement of Equipment & Machinery and attached UHV Laboratory for testing Transformers up to 1,200 kV class.

The new unit was inaugurated by by Sh. Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises in the presence of Sh. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh; Sh. Arun Yadav, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Sh. Rajendra Shukla, Minister of Energy, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.

Dr. Satyanarayana Dash, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry and Sh. B.P. Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL, were also present on the occasion, in addition to the Board of Directors and senior officials of BHEL and the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.

 
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