8 May, 2002 – Indian state-owned company Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed a supply deal with German manufacturer Turbo Lufttecknik (TLT) Gmbh to supply the technology for the design and manufacture of variable pitch axial flow fans for use in power plants.
Presently, BHEL manufacturers axial and radial fans for applications in sub-critical power plants of unit rating up to 500 MW. With the acquisition of this new state-of-the-art technology, the company said it would be able to meet the requirements of the upcoming 660 MW supercritical thermal power plants, besides being able to offer improved axial fans for sub-critical unit ratings up to 500 MW.
The fans would not only be smaller in size and consume less power, but would also offer better distribution of efficiency over a wider range of operation. The fans would be manufactured at BHEL’s Boiler Auxiliary
Plant in Ranipet.
The technical collaboration agreement was signed by Virendra Kumar, Director (R&D), BHEL, and J Weyrauch, President, TLT, in the presence of K G Ramachandran, Chairman and Managing Director, BHEL in New Delhi.
TLT is world leader in business of fans and has supplied over 3000 fans worldwide for a variety of applications in power plants, wind tunnels, tunnel ventilation, mining, steel and other industries.
On Tuesday, BHEL said it had won a contract worth 2.67bn rupees ($54m) to build a 140MW natural gas-based power plant in Oman.
The Indian federal government is a 67.7 per cent owner of BHEL