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TIRUCHI: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged an order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for supply of four steam generators for the country’s second 700 MWe nuclear power station, being set up at Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, Kota.

This follows an earlier order garnered by BHEL from NPCIL for supply of four steam generators for the country’s first 700 MWe nuclear power station, being set up at Kakrapar Atomic Power Project in Gujarat.

The order, won against stiff competition, is worth Rs.365 crore and BHEL will design, manufacture and supply these steam generators based on indigenous design developed by BHEL. The product will be manufactured and tested according to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Sec.III) standards and is expected to meet various operation requirements as per customer’s specifications, a press release of the BHEL issued here on Friday said.

BHEL has so far supplied 32 nuclear steam generators for eight 220 MWe nuclear power stations at Narora (UP), Kaiga (Karnataka) and RAPP (Rajasthan). BHEL has also supplied four nuclear steam generators for the country’s first 500 MWe nuclear power station at Tarapur Atomic Power Project .

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