Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) has been awarded a $239m contract by NTPC-SAIL Power Company Private (NSPCL) to build a coal-fired power project in the Indian state of Odisha.

NSPCL is a joint venture equally owned by energy conglomerate National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Steel Authority of India (Sail).
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The state owned utility will be responsible for the engineering, procurement & construction of the 250 MW coal-based thermal unit at Rourkela power project.

The scope of the contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning of the thermal power plant.

The company will manufacture key equipment for the contract at its facilities located in Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi, Thirumayam and Bengaluru.

Earlier, NSPCL selected Bhel to execute the 2x250MW coal-based Bhilai Expansion power plant.