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India’s BHEL to set up power plant in Libya

Power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd on Monday said it has secured a 650 crore rupees ($163.4 million) order for setting up a 300 MW gas turbine-based power plant in Libya.

The order, to be executed on engineering, procurement and construction basis, has been placed by General Electricity Company of Libya for expansion of the 600 MW Western Mountain Power Project, BHEL said in a statement. BHEL had recently completed execution of the 1,400 crore rupees  ($352 million) project, the largest gas turbine-based power project installed by the company so far. The present contract for extension of Western Mountain Power Project envisages setting up two gas-turbine units of 150 MW each. The equipment for the 300 MW order would be supplied from BHEL’s manufacturing facilities at Haridwar, Bhopal, Jhansi, Bangalore, Chennai and Ranipet, the company said. (Economic Times)