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BHEL registers 27% growth in its Intellectual Capital in FY 2009-10 Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010
New Delhi: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has registered a 27% growth in its Intellectual Capital in FY 2009-10. The year witnessed filing of 264 patents & copy rights, marking filing of one patent / copyright every working day.

Commercialisation of products and systems developed by way of in-house Research and Development contributed around 20% to company’s total turnover of Rs. 340500 Million in 2009-10. During fiscal 2009-10, BHEL invested Rs. 8290 Million on R&D efforts - 20% higher than the previous year.

With R&D spend at 2.4% of the turnover, BHEL is the highest spender on R&D in India for its kind of industry.

Significant developments during the year include, a new design variant of Condenser for 660 MW steam turbines having supercritical parameters, High Temperature Superconducting (HTSC) Power Transformer; highest rating, more efficient 310 MVA Single Phase Generator Transformer for upcoming Ultra Mega Power Projects, Current Transformer for 765 kV Ultra High voltage (UHV) transmission substations.

BHEL's long term R&D programme focuses on emerging technology areas such as Clean Coal technologies; Nano Technology; Hydrogen Energy Technologies; Superconducting applications and Solar technologies; products and systems for Ultra-high voltage transmission segment like 765 kV & 1200 kV for addressing Country’s future demands.

BHEL is one of the only four Indian companies and the only Indian Public Sector Co. figuring in ‘The Global Innovation 1000’ of Booz & Co., a list of 1000 publicly-traded companies which are biggest spenders on R&D in the world.

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