BHEL’s Tiruchi complex is poised to surpass Rs.17,000 crore turnover this fiscal, Executive Director A.V.Krishnan informed in his 66{+t}{+h}Independence Day address.

Technology absorption of the once-through supercritical boilers, envisaged as the main business in future, and full load operation of 250 MW Circulating Fluidised Bed Combustion (CFBC) boiler at Neyveli, the largest of its kind in the country, were major feats achieved by BHEL, Tiruchi.

Serving as the backbone of the Indian power sector wherein three out of every four homes are lit by BHEL equipment, the company has drawn up a strategic plan fixing six-point agenda: capability enhancement; accelerated project execution; product cost competitiveness and quality; diversification; engineering & technology; and people development, Mr. Krishnan said.

On meeting customer requirement, he said: “Operations at Power Plant Piping Unit (PPPU) at Thirumayam have been stabilised. A new plant is being proposed at Bandara in Maharashtra. Capacity augmentation of Seamless Steel Tube Plant (SSTP) at an outlay of Rs.159 crore to produce 90,000 metric tonnes of seamless tubes for making tubular products are the other steps taken by the company.”

Mr. Krishnan unfurled the national flag and took the salute at an impressive parade by BHEL’s Security, Home Guards, NCC Cadets, Traffic Wardens and students.