BHEL reports it has won an order for the electromechanical works for the 40 MW Rahughat Hydroelectric Project in Nepal.
The order was placed by Raghuganga Hydropower Limited (RGHPL), a company 100% owned by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the sole public power utility in Nepal and owned by the government of Nepal. The project is majority funded by EXIM Bank of India in the form of a soft loan, along with funding from NEA and the government. WAPCOS, India is the project consultant.
The order for Rahughat HEP, located in the Raghuganga municipality of the Myagdi district, envisages design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of the complete electromechanical package involving supply of two 20-MW vertical Pelton turbines along with associated equipment, matching generators, governors, controls and instrumentation, protection system, transformers, 220-kV switchyard and balance of plant packages.
Last year, BHEL won an order for the largest hydropower project in Nepal, 900-MW Arun-3 HEP, which is under construction.