The Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, B.Prasada Rao, reviewed the ongoing projects at the public sector major's Tiruchi unit on Thursday.

Mr.Rao also inaugurated a high productive CNC Horizontal Boring Machine used for production of high pressure valves as part of Phase –III capacity augmentation scheme at Valves Shop of the BHEL here, according to a BHEL press release. He also chaired a meeting with the senior executives to review the ongoing projects, operational issues and improvements made in reducing the cycle time for subcritical and once-through supercritical boilers.

Emphasising the importance of supplying boiler components on time for various on going power projects, Mr.Rao urged officials of the Tiruchi unit to assimilate and master supercritical boiler technology, which would be the mainstay of future.

He also called upon the officials to give a thrust to develop and support more vendors as the Tiruchi unit has been set a turnover target of Rs.17,250 crore turnover with an output of 7,17,464 tonnes of boiler components. It was also imperative to bring down cost through better productivity, he said.

Accompanied by O.P.Bhutani, Director, Engineering Research and Development, BHEL and A.V.Krishnan, Executive Director, BHEL, Tiruchi, Mr.Rao went around the facilities to review the operations of the unit, the release said.

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