BHEL Floats EOI For Global Solar and Energy Storage OEMs For Manufacturing Partnerships Under Make In India

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BHEL has floated an Invitation for Expression of Interest For Global OEMs for Manufacturing Partnerships under Make in India.It is seeking manufacturing and technology partnerships with global OEMs looking to establish or expand their supply chains/manufacturing base in India for the manufacture of various goods and/or service business in India including for heavy electrical equipment, process plant equipment, other capital goods equipment, Solar value chain, LCDs, Li-Ion cells, transportation equipment, defense & aerospace, etc.

Some possible areas of partnership could be Heavy electrical equipment, Process plant equipment, Transportation equipment, Silicon to Module Solar Value Chain, Setting up of up to 5MWhr capacity Li-Ion cell manufacturing facility for all types of electric vehicles and energy storage, BHEL would be open to proposals to utilize the available land for a range of purposes like putting up manufacturing facilities, setting up hospitals, smart cities, etc.. Any other area of manufacturing to leverage its existing assets and resources.

The company stated that “BHEL is open to discussions for partnering with global OEMs, interested organizations through a range of cooperation modes but not limited to Joint Ventures, Joint manufacturing, Technology licensing, Contract manufacturing. Know-how transfer arrangement.

BHEL has played a pivotal role in shaping the engineering and manufacturing capability in India across several sectors, including power, transmission, transportation, renewables, water, oil & gas, aerospace, and defense, touching an annual revenue of ~4 billion USD. BHEL has established strong linkages with other Public Sector Undertakings as well as research institutes in the country and is also having technology tie-ups with leading OEM’s in various sectors.

BHEL also has extensive experience in executing EPC projects in power plants and other industrial sectors. BHEL supplied equipment account for 60% of India’s power generation, with a global installed capacity base of 185 GW (coal, lignite, nuclear, solar, hydro). BHEL has also served several overseas customers, with a global footprint in over 83 countries. 

Recently, In a tender floated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for installation and maintenance of battery energy storage systems (BESS) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has emerged as the best supplier of battery and associated equipment.BHEL has offered 410 kWh of cumulative battery capacity for a total cost of Rs. 2.51 crore which includes 6 years of warranty and maintenance.

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