Friday, December 30, 2011

Achievements of Ministry of Heavy Industries During the Year 2011

A number of milestones were achieved by the Ministry of Heavy Industries in the year 2011.

Automotive Sector

· Based on the approval accorded by Union Cabinet for Department’s proposal on National Mission on Electric Mobility, National Council for Electric Mobility (NCEM) and National Board for Electric Mobility (NBEM) were set up on 27th May, 2011.

· Union Cabinet, in its meeting held on 16.11.2011, approved Department’s proposal for signing of Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) and setting up of an Indo-Netherlands JWG on Automotive Sector for strengthening the cooperation in the field of Automotive Sector.

National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP)

· Jaffirbund campus, Silchar was operationalised on 15th July, 2011.

· FAT Lab & EMC Lab at GARC, Chennai were completed on 15 May, 2011 and 16 June, 2011 respectively.

· MACD lab at iCAT at Manesar was operationalised on 31st May, 2011. General Storage & Client Workshop, iCAT II at Manesar was completed on 16th August, 2011.

· General Storage & Client Workshop at NATRAX, Indore was completed on 16th August, 2011.

· The revised cost of the project, to be completed by December, 2012 is ` 2,288.06 crore.

Achievements of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Up to November of the current financial year (2011-12), BHEL has achieved a Turnover of Rs. 24,826 Crore. The Turnover of the company in the first two quarters of 2011-12 (April-Sep, 2011) was Rs. 18,190 Crores, an increase of 18% over that achieved in the same period during 2010-11. Similarly the net profit during April-Sep, 2011 was Rs.2227 Crores, an increase of 23 % over that achieved during April-Sep,2010.

In the current financial year (2011-12) during April to December, 2011 the company has booked orders worth Rs. 15,305 Crore. The total order book position as of stands at Rs 1,61,000 crore.

Major Project Milestones:

· The total Capacity addition from April, 2011 stand at a level of 3,525 MW in addition to the synchronized sets of 1298 MW awaiting capacity addition.

Major Project Milestones in International Operations:

· Synchronisation & Base load operation of Unit-1 of 2 x Fr-9E (2 x 126 MW) Amal Power Project, PDO Oman

· Completion of Performance Guarantee test for both units of 2x126 MW Gas based Power Project Siddhirganj, Bangladesh.

· Completion of Performance Guarantee test for both units of 2 x Fr 5 Gas Turbine Generator based Power Plant, HICO – Muscat, Oman.

· Completion of 96 Hrs reliability run of 1 x 62.5 MW Bihai HEP, Taiwan.

· 3x5 MW Devighat Hydro power plant handed over to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) after successful Renovation & Modernisation.

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