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Cover Story | August 2014

Power 20:20 | BHEL

Best selling power equipment company (Power generation) : BHEL

BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies in India in terms of turnover. Established in 1964, BHEL is India's largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products, systems and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. power, transmission, industry, transportation, renewable energy, oil & gas and defence.

Key Success Factors

  • Infrastructure: With a widespread network of 17 manufacturing units, two repair units, four regional offices, eight service centres, eight overseas offices, 15 regional centres, seven joint ventures, and infrastructure to execute more than 150 project sites across India and abroad, BHEL provides products, systems and services to customers efficiently and at competitive prices. Most manufacturing units and other entities have been accredited to Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2008), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004) and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001:2007).
  • Capacity: The company has established capability to deliver 20,000 MW p.a. of power equipment to address the growing demand for power generation equipment. The company is also setting up a new Greenfield Power Equipment Fabrication Plant at Bhandara, Maharashtra, the foundation stone for which was laid on 14th May 2013. BHEL places strong emphasis on innovation and development of new technologies. Its research and development (R&D) efforts enables a strong customer orientation for responding to changes in the market.
  • Clientele: The high level of quality and reliability of BHEL´s products is due to adherence to international standards by acquiring and adapting some of the best technologies from leading companies in the world including General Electric Company, Alstom SA, Siemens AG and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., together with technologies developed in its own R&D centres.
  • Market leadership: BHEL has retained its market leadership position during 2013-14 with 72 per cent market share in the power sector, even while operating in a difficult business environment. Improved focus on project execution enabled BHEL record its highest ever commissioning/synchronisation of 13,452 MW of power plants in domestic and international markets in 2013-14, marking a 30 per cent increase over 2012-13. The company has added more than 124,000 MW to the country's installed power generating capacity so far.
  • Wins order for 120 MW hydroelectric project in Uttarakhand.
  • Bags Rs 3,000 crore mega contract for 2x800 MW Supercritical Boilers against stiff international competition.
  • Wins highest-ever Mega EPC Contract for 3x660 MW Supercritical Power Project.
  • Wins order for 206 MW hydroelectric project in Punjab.
  • Wins Rs 1,023 crore Turbine Generator Package Order.
Parameter Details
Company BHEL
Ownership State owned enterprise
Industry Electrical equipment
Founded 1964
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Products Includes Gas and Steam Turbines, Boilers, generators, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, programmable logic controllers, sensors, variable frequency drives, uninterruptible power supplies, circuit breakers, switchgear, switchboards, motor controllers
Revenue Rs. 39,569 cr
Net Income Rs. 3,502 cr

Project Capacity Year
Chhabra Thermal Power Project 250 MW FY 2013-14
Pragati Power Project 104 MW FY 2013-14
Rampur Hydro Electric Project 68 MW FY 2013-14
Parbati III Hydro Electric Project 130 MW FY 2013-14
Jindal India Thermal Power 600 MW FY 2013-14
Gas Turbine-based Power Plant in Oman 126 MW FY 2013-14
Combined Cycle Power Plant 160 MW FY 2013-14
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