A. V. Krishnan, Executive Director, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi, flagged off the first consignment of foundation materials, weighing about 22 MT, to Mahan Aluminium in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, here on Monday.

The dispatch is made well ahead of schedule and against an order for supply of main plant package of six 150 MW units, being set up by HINDALCO Industries Limited.

G. Ramakrishna, General Manager (Outsourcing) handed over the despatch documents to the customer’s representative, Mr. Viswanathan.

Last year, BHEL bagged the largest captive power plant order, in two parts, from HINDALCO for setting up 12 sets of 150 MW units at Mahan Aluminium (MP) and Aditya Aluminium at Sambalpur district of Orissa, valued at Rs.4,015 crore. These captive power plants of 900 MW each at Mahan and Aditya Aluminium are key to the expansion plans of HINDALCO, which is setting up Aluminium smelters of 360,000 TPA each at both these locations.

BHEL has been executing these orders, won against international competition, against a tight schedule of 24 months and is expected to complete the order in Mahan Aluminium by March 2011 and in Aditya Aluminium by June 2011, a press release issued here said.