BHEL and Abengoa to develop concentrated solar power projects in India

Feb 11, 2011 12:00 AM

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related infrastructure sector and Abengoa, Spain, the European leader in solar and other energy-related projects, have joined hands to develop state-of-the-art Concentrated Solar Power projects in India.
To this effect, an agreement was signed in Seville, Spain, by Mr. B.P. Rao, CMD, BHEL and Mr. Santiago Seage, Chairman and CEO, Abengoa Solar. The agreement will enable both the organisations to leverage their capabilities in offering EPC solutions for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in India, as well as give them the opportunity to explore cooperation in energy projects in other parts of the world. The agreement is highly significant in the context of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission recently launched by the Government of India, which aims at setting up 20,000 MW of solar power projects by 2022. The mission depicts the county’s commitment to the abatement of green house gas emission aimed at reducing global warming.

Through this agreement, BHEL and Abengoa are aiming at significantly contributing to the cause of reduction in global warming through the use of CSP technologies which harness the energy of the sun for power generation thereby reducing the requirement of fossil fuels which are the leading cause of emission of CO2 and other green house gases.
BHEL is the largest engineering enterprise of its kind in India and one of the foremost companies in the international power arena. While its core competence is in the power sector, it also caters to other core sectors like; Industry, Transportation, Transmission, Oil & Gas, Defence and Renewable Energy. Its diverse manufacturing base supported by contemporary and unique manufacturing facilities gives it a competitive edge. With a product portfolio of over 180 products, BHEL has its foot print in over 70 countries. In the area of renewable energy, BHEL already manufactures and supplies grid-connected solar photo-voltaic energy systems from its plant at Bangalore. The CSP systems would now be supplied on EPC basis through the new agreement with Abengoa.

Abengoa, Spain, is a leading global organization with innovative technologies serving the solar, bio-energy, environmental services and power generation sectors. The group has a major presence in Spain and other EU countries, US, Latin America apart from Africa and Asia.

Market Research

The International Affairs Institute (IAI) and OCP Policy Center recently launched a new book: The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics.

Cover_242-width

The book is an in-depth analysis of some of the fastest moving gas markets, attempting to define the trends of a resource that will have a decisive role in shaping the global economy and modelling the geopolitical dynamics in the next decades.

Some of the top scholars in the energy sector have contributed to this volume such as Gonzalo Escribano, Director Energy and Climate Change Programme, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid, Coby van der Linde, Director Clingendael International Energy Programme, The Hague and Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME), Paris.

For only €32.50 you have your own copy of The Future of Natural Gas. Markets and Geopolitics. Click here to order now!


 

Upcoming Conferences
« May 2019 »
May
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Register to announce Your Event

View All Events