The heavy electrical equipment plant (HEEP) of BHEL, Haridwar, registered an all-time high growth rate in 2012-13.

Announcing this at a press conference V. Pandhi, Executive Director, HEEP, and Prakash Chand, who will take over as Executive Director next month, said that the turnover had risen by 20 per cent to Rs.6,520 crore when compared with the previous year. The profit before tax rose to Rs.925 crore, up 25 per cent. The turnover of in-house developed products had increased to Rs.1,307 crore.

The high point of this year’s performance, they said, was that BHEL had become the first company in India to indigenously manufacture super critical grade components. In spite of technological challenges, five steam turbine modules and a turbo-generator of 660 MW super critical thermal set were successfully manufactured at HEEP for the first time, bringing BHEL into a select club of super critical set manufacturers.

On the physical performance front, 14,302 MW of turbine modules and 15,020 MW of turbo-generators of different ratings were manufactured. HEEP had orders worth Rs.15,610 crore on hand.

A new rotor winding facility and stator winding assembly area had become operational.

Eco-friendly

Mr. Chand said that during the year Rs.65 crore had been spent on research and development of new products and processes. BHEL had introduced new generation eco-friendly super critical 800 MW turbine and turbo-generator sets. The first set was delivered to Yeramarus Thermal Power Project in Karnataka.

In intellectual property rights (IPRs), HEEP, Haridwar, registered 35 IPR applications, including 21 patent and 14 copyrights with the patent office.

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