The Hyderabad unit of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is set to commercially launch a solar power driven steam turbine for the solar energy sector.

It has developed the product that is essentially a 50 MW steam turbine, with the steam generated through solar power. “This can be useful for concentrated solar power plants. We are in talks with several solar power operators. We are confident of securing a few orders for the product this fiscal,” N. Ravi Chander, Executive Director of BHEL’s Hyderabad unit said.

The company is also ready to go to the market with large-capacity compressors that could be effectively used by the fertiliser industry to save on production costs.

The Hyderabad unit, which notched up a turnover of Rs 6,490 crore and profit before tax of Rs 1,525 crore last fiscal, will be completing capacity expansion up to 20,000 MW this fiscal. “We have little more work to do to reach this capacity,” he said, adding that it would spend Rs 148 crore on the remaining works this fiscal.

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