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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

  • India's largest manufacturer of power generation equipment
  • Over 150 project sites across India and abroad
  • Footprint in 83 countries
  • Total income of Rs. 5886.38 crore (US$ 797.70 million) was recorded for the six months ended in September 30, 2020

Established in 1964, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy and infrastructure sector with the capability to manufacture the entire range of power plant equipment. The company caters to the core sectors like power generation, transmission, industry, transportation, renewable energy, oil & gas, water, defence and aerospace and e-mobility and energy storage solutions and has references in 83 countries across the globe. BHEL’s mammoth size of operations is evident from its widespread network of 16 manufacturing units, two repair units, four regional offices, eight service centres, one subsidiary, three overseas offices, five joint ventures, 15 regional marketing centres and more than 150 project sites across India and abroad.

BHEL has installed more than 1000 utility sets in thermal, hydro, nuclear and gas-based power plants, contributing to 53% to the total installed conventional power generation capacity in the country.

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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) - Powering Progress, Brightening Lives, Touching Every Indian Home


BHEL commissioned a 5.4 MWp floating solar plant in West Bengal.

BHEL won a turnkey project for a grid-connected 8 MWac solar power plant in Mauritius.

BHEL emerged as the lowest bidder for supply of equipment for 6x700 MW nuclear power projects of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
2020 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) introduced an advanced boiler cleaning process for coal-fired thermal units at the 3x660 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power project of NTPC, which is carried out by BHEL on an EPC basis, in line with its goal of achieving excellence in project execution.
At the National High Power Test Laboratory (NHPTL) at Bina in Madhya Pradesh, BHEL successfully developed and tested India's highest-rated auto transformer. Also, in the global transformer industry, this is a new milestone.
BHEL ties-up with SwissRapide AG to bring magnetic levitation trains (Maglev) to India
BHEL commissioned Unit I of the 4x270 MW Bhadradri Thermal Power Project in Telangana
BHEL signed MoU with Rosoboronexport, Russia to cooperate and undertake joint projects and operations for Defence Systems
2019 BHEL won the Indian Green Energy Award 2019 in the category, Outstanding Renewable Energy Generation Projects (Solar), for its 7.5 MWp Solar PV Plant at Trichy
GAIL (India) Limited and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) signed a MoU for cooperation in development of solar based power projects
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) won the order from an NTPC unit, “Nabinagar Power Generating Company Ltd (NPGCL)”
2018 Order booked of Rs. 11,8000 crore (US$ 18.31 billion) at the end of 2017-18
Entered into a technology transfer agreement with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the manufacture of space-grade Lithium-ion cells
2017 Commenced the execution of the 4000 MW Yadadri Supercritical Thermal Power Project
Inaugurated state-of-the-art 200 MW solar photovoltaic module manufacturing line at its plants in Bengaluru
2015 Commissioned its fourth 270 MW coal based thermal power plant at Rattan India Power Limited Nandgaonpeth in Amravati
2014 Bags World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Award for Innovative Enterprises
2012 Developed India's first Ultra High Voltage AC 1200 kV Transformer
2008 Incorporated a joint venture company with TNEP to build own and operate a 1600 MW (2x800 MW) super critical thermal power plant at Udangudi
Signed an MoU with NTPC Ltd to form a joint venture company to carry out engineering procurement and construction (EPC) activities in the power sector on 'mutually beneficial terms'
2007 Opened a new line of business in the form of Gas Insulated Substations (GIS)
2005-06 Awarded FICCI Award for environmental conservation and pollution control
2004-05 Received MOU Award for Excellence in Performance for 2004-05
1990s Entered the fields of wind energy, HVDC power transmission and the frontier technology of superconductivity
Became the first public sector company to obtain ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 accreditations
Mid-1980s Started supplying 500 MW thermal power equipment
1774-75 Collaboration with Kraftwerke Union (KWU) of Germany for the design and technology for thermal generating units
1974 Merger of HE(I)L and BHEL
1964 Incorporation of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited to manage three plants for manufacturing of heavy electrical equipment
1955 Registration of Heavy Electricals (India) Limited (HE(I)L) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry with one factory at Bhopal


Engineering and Capital Goods
Engineering exports were US$ 75.90 billion in FY20 and reached US$ 39.90 billion in FY21 (as of October 2020).