Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a significant contract for the Electro-Mechanical (E&M) components of the largest hydropower project in India –  the 2880MW Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh. 

The contract for this 12×240 MW hydropower endeavor, located in Roing within the Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh, has been awarded to BHEL by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) following an international competitive bidding process

BHEL's role under the contract involves several critical tasks, including the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, installation, and commissioning of the electro-mechanical package. This package encompasses a wide range of components such as Turbines, Generators, Digital Governing Systems, Static Excitation Systems, Transformers, Bus Reactors, Gas Insulated Switchgear, Outdoor Pot Yard & Switchyard Equipment, as well as Electrical & Mechanical Balance of Plant (BoPs).

Major components necessary for the Dibang Multipurpose Project will be manufactured in BHEL's facilities located in Bhopal, Bengaluru, Jhansi, and Rudrapur. Simultaneously, the execution and assembly work on-site will be managed by BHEL's Power Sector – Eastern Region division, based in Kolkata.

This latest contract emphasizes BHEL's long-standing partnership with NHPC, which spans more than four decades, beginning with the commissioning of the first project, Bairasul (3x60MW), in 1981. In addition to this achievement, BHEL is actively working on other ongoing projects, including the 850MW Ratle Hydropower Project in Jammu and Kashmir, handling limited E&M works, and the renovation and modernization of the 105MW Loktak Hydropower Project in Manipur.