Contraction in user-sectors like construction, power and industrial machinery will hurt

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd said the ongoing controversy over coal block allocation for power plants will not have any impact on the engineering major’s order book or operations.

Amid intensifying competition in the power generation equipment business, the Rs 49,510 crore Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) plans to step up its share of high-value EPC (engineering, procurem

Members of the Narmada Bachao Andolan has they said will file a petition seeking review of the recent order of the Green Tribunal directing the generation of 40-Mw electricity in the controversial Shri Maheshwar Hydel Power Project and permitting the filling of Maheshwar dam reservoir up to 154 meters.

Meanwhile, Bahtrat Heavy Electicals limited (BHEL) has stopped further supply of hydro-turbines to SMHPCL for its “non-payment” against three hydro-turbines of 40-Mw capacity each.

The Vallur thermal power project, a joint venture project of the erstwhile Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) and the NTPC, should have supplied at least 375 megawatt of electricity to Tamil Nadu nearly two years ago – October 2010. The State should have got another 375 MW from the project in April 2011 and 375 MW more in October 2011.

This was the schedule of the project made public three years ago. In two weeks, it is going to be five years since the formal inauguration of work on the project.

Engineering major BHEL plans to set up a new manufacturing facility in Maharashtra for which it would invest Rs 159 crore, a top company official said here on Friday.

BHEL Tiruchirapalli Complex Executive Director A V Krishnan said BHEL, which has a special focus on power plant equipment, plans a 90,000 tonne capacity production facility of seamless tubes products at Bandara in Maharashtra.

Going solar is no longer a bright idea for the four-decade-old photovoltaic manufacturing industry. This high-potential renewable energy sector has suffered a serious setback in India as much as across the globe. And the alarm bells are ringing loud.

In the 1970s, public sector companies Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited and the Central Electronics Limited were the first to make solar equipment in India. But these were primarily for research and development. In the 1990s, some more companies started small-scale manufacture of solar equipment. These were restricted to manufacturing for household applications.

Batala MLA Ashwani Sekri has sought Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s support to establish a 16,00 MW thermal plant at Batala.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is likely to speed up the installation of the Thermal Power Station-II Expansion plant of Neyveli Lignite Corporation, and make a 250-MW unit ready by September.

The TPS-II Expansion unit, with two units of 250 MW each, is being erected by the Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., main contractor for supply of steam and turbo generators.

New Delhi: Close to six months ago, the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu was stalled by a group of anti-nuclear protesters who, skillfully allied with local church groups, won the support of