Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) (BSE: 500103, NSE: BHEL) is one of the oldest and largest state-owned engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related and infrastructure sector which includes Power, Railways, Transmission and Distribution, Oil and Gas sectors and many more. It is the 12th largest power equipment manufacturer in the world. In the year 2011, it was ranked ninth most innovative company in the world by US business magazine Forbes. BHEL is the only Indian Engineering company on the list, which contains online retail firm Amazon at the second position with Apple and Google at fifth and seventh positions, respectively. BHEL was established more than 50 years ago, ushering in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India. It is one of India's nine largest Public Sector Undertakings or PSUs, known as the Navratnas or 'the nine jewels'. In June 2012, BHEL commissioned 250 MW power generating unit at Harduaganj in Uttar Pradesh. This would add six million units of electricity on a daily basis. BHEL has 14 manufacturing divisions, 4 power sector regional centers, 8 service centers and 15 regional offices spread all across India.
BHEL – Trichy Facility
The Trichy facility is one of the power sector regional centers, comprising the following manufacturing facilities:
High Pressure Boiler Plant
Seamless Steel Tube Plant
Boilers Auxiliaries Plant
The Boiler manufacturing facility manufactures boilers of various types such as conventional boilers, recovery boilers, Gravimetric feeders, Fluidized bed combustion boilers, Waste heat boilers, Soot boilers and valves for various industrial requirements
BHEL’s boiler plant located at Trichy has a manufacturing capacity of 15,000 MW and is now adding further capacities to take the total to 20,000 MW by December 2015. The integrated fabrication facility at Trichy has meanwhile, been increasing its sub-contracting activity to ensure that projects are met on schedule. The sub-contracting activity increased to 4,00,000 tonnes in 2012. The Trichy vendors produced approximately 2,50,000 tonnes and the rest was contributed by Away From Centre. The company expects to increase this activity by at least 50% % for the current financial year.