Abengoa has signed an agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and formalized a strategic partnership to jointly undertake concentrated solar energy (CSP) projects in India.
This agreement is wide-ranging, covering joint supply and implementation of concentrating solar power plants through EPC contracts (Engineering, Procurement and Construction). It also includes analysis of new areas of co-operation outside India.
This initiative was conceived with the aim of creating a highly competitive player in the solar thermal industry, for the indian market and some other geographies taking into consideration the high expectations that the development of this type of energy brings.
Abengoa and BHEL will have significant role in business co-operation, under the agreement. Abengoa will contribute its expertise in the development, implementation and operation and maintenance (O&M) capabilities of innovative solar technologies and will also bring its international experience in engineering and industrial construction, in addition to its working capacity, whereas the main value of BHEL would be its knowledge of the energy market, strong design and manufacturing base, EPC capability in energy sector and its track record as one of the benchmark companies in this market.
Abengoa (MCE: ABG) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions to sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste.
BHEL is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related/infrastructure sector, today. The company has grown in stature over the years with continued inflow of orders, manufacturing prowess and continued thrust on technology leading to strong presence in domestic and international markets as a major supplier of power plant equipment, execution of EPC contracts besides establishing substential inroads in select segment of products in the industrial sector and railways.
The company has established its footprints in over 70 countries across all the six continents. It was established more than 40 years ago, ushering in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India – a dream that has been more than realized with a well-recognized track record of performance. BHEL with vast experience will make significant contribute in development of Solar power plants in India and abroad.