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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) established in the mid fifties (1956) is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy–related/infrastructure sector, today. BHEL was established more than 40 years ago, ushering in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India – a dream that has been more than realized with a well–recognized track record of performance. The company has been earning profits continuously since 1971–72 and paying dividends since 1976–77.

BHEL has diversified its product base over the years and today caters to the needs of almost all the key sectors of the economy. In addition to the power generation equipment , BHEL products cater to a wide spectrum of customers encompassing various fields of operation, like Fertilisers & Petrochemicals,Refineries,Oil Exploration and production,steel and metals,cement ,sugar and paper plants, transportation and non–conventional energy sources etc.

With a massive network of 15 manufacturing Units located at various important centres all over India ,BHEL manufactures almost all critical high technology products required for power sector like Gas Turbines,Steam Turbines,Turbogenerators, Boilers, Pumps and Heat exchangers, Pulverisers and electrical switch gears.

BHEL manufactures over 180 products under 30 major product groups and caters to core sectors of the Indian Economy viz., Power Generation & Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Telecommunication, Renewable Energy, etc. The wide network of BHEL's 15 manufacturing divisions, four Power Sector regional centres, over 100 project sites, eight service centres and 18 regional offices, enables the Company to promptly serve its customers and provide them with suitable products, systems and services –– efficiently and at competitive prices. The high level of quality & reliability of its products is due to the emphasis on design, engineering and manufacturing to international standards by acquiring and adapting some of the best technologies from leading companies in the world, together with technologies developed in its own R&D centres

BHEL's operations are organised around three business sectors, namely Power, Industry – including Transmission, Transportation, Telecommunication & Renewable Energy – and Overseas Business. This enables BHEL to have a strong customer orientation, to be sensitive to his needs and respond quickly to the changes in the market.

The greatest strength of BHEL is its highly skilled and committed 42,600 employees. Every employee is given an equal opportunity to develop himself and grow in his career. Continuous training and retraining, career planning, a positive work culture and participative style of management? All these have engendered development of a committed and motivated workforce setting new benchmarks in terms of productivity, quality and responsiveness.

BHEL has acquired certifications to Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2008), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004) and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001:2007) and is also well on its journey towards Total Quality Management.

In July 2011, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited successfully commissioned India’s first thermal set of 525 MW rating at Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Project in Jharkhand. This has reinforced BHEL’s leadership status in the execution of thermal power projects involving supply of state–of–the–art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions.

Awards :

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been ranked the Ninth Most Innovative Company in the world by the renowned US business magazine Forbes in 2011
  • BHEL wins ICWAI National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management for the sixth consecutive year; maximum number of awards conferred on BHEL among public and private sector companies.
  • BHEL's Innovativeness gets Global Recognition; Forbes ranks BHEL at No.9 in the list of the World's 100 Most Innovative Companies.
  • BHEL gets Golden Peacock Award 2011 for Occupational Health and Safety.
  • 2010– BHEL bags EEPC's Top Export Award for the 20th consecutive year..
  • BHEL wins MoU Excellence Award for the year 2006–07 for the highest growth rate in Market Capitalization.

Other achievements, BHEL has:

  • Installed equipment for over 90,000 MW of power generation –– for Utilities, Captive and Industrial users.
  • Supplied over 2,25,000 MVA transformer capacity and other equipment operating in Transmission & Distribution network up to 400 kV (AC & DC).
  • Supplied over 25,000 Motors with Drive Control System to Power projects, Petrochemicals, Refineries, Steel, Aluminum, Fertilizer, Cement plants, etc.
  • Supplied Traction electrics and AC/DC locos to power over 12,000 kms Railway network.
  • Supplied over one million Valves to Power Plants and other Industries.

Products and services offered by the company:

BHEL manufactures a wide range of Power plant equipment and also caters to the industry sector.


  • Power
  • Air Preheaters
  • Boilers
  • Control Relay Panels
  • Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Fabric Filters
  • Fans
  • Gas Turbines
  • Hydro Power Plant
  • Piping Systems
  • Pulverizers
  • Pumps
  • Seamless Steel Tubes
  • Soot blowers
  • Steam Generators
  • Steam Turbines
  • Turbogenerators
  • Valves
  • Steam turbines
  • compressors
  • Turbo generators
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Pulverisers
  • Switch Gears
  • Gear Boxes
  • Oil Rigs


  • Capacitors
  • Ceralin
  • Compressors
  • Desalination Plants
  • Diesel Generating  Sets
  • Industrial Motors & Alternators
  • Gas Turbines
  • Oil Field Equipment
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Seamless Steel Tubes
  • Sootblowers
  • Steel Castings & Forgings
  • Steam Generators
  • Steam Turbines
  • Turbogenerators
  • Valves


  • Bushings
  • Capacitors
  • Control Relay Panels
  • Dry–type Transformers
  • Energy Meters
  • HVDC Transmission System
  • Insulators
  • Switchgears
  • Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Power System Studies
  • Control Shunt Reactor


  • Electric Rolling Stock
  • Electrics for Rolling Stock
  • Electrics for Urban Transportation System

Non Conventional Energy Source

  • Mini/Micro Hydro Sets
  • Solar Lanterns
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Solar Water Heating Systems
  • Wind Electric Generators

R&D Products

  • Fuel Cells
  • Surface Coatings
  • Automated storage & Retrivals
  • Load Sensors
  • Transparent Conducting Oxide


  • Power Generation Systems
  • Turnkey power stations.
  • Combined–cycle power plants.
  • Cogeneration systems.
  • Modernisation and rehabilitation of power stations.
  • Erection commissioning, operation and maintenance services.
  • Spares management.
  • Consultancy services.

Transmission Systems

  • Sub–stations switchyards.
  • HVDC transmission systems
  • Shunt and series compensation systems.
  • Power system studies.
  • Erection commissioning, operation and maintenance services.
  • Consultancy services.

Transportation Systems

  • Traction systems
  • Urban transportation systems.
  • Erection commissioning, operation and maintenance services.
  • Consultancy services.

Industrial Systems

  • Industrial drives and control systems.
  • Erection commissioning, operation and maintenance services.
  • Spares management.
  • Consultancy services.

Achievements/ recognition:–

  • Certified to ISO 9001:2000
  • Rajiv Gandhi Quality Award: 1995
  • Golden Peacock – National Quality Award: 1999
  • Golden Peacock – National Quality Award: 1999–2000
  • CII–EXIM 'Strong Commitment to Total Quality Management'– 2000
  • Rajiv Gandhi Quality Award: 2000–01
  • IMC–Bajaj National Quality “Commendation Certificate” – 2002
  • Special Commendation under Golden Peacock – National Quality Award – 2003
  • International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) – 2005
  • 2011
    – BHEL employees win 8 Prime Minister's Shram Awards

    – BHEL employees win 5 Vishwakarma National Awards and BHEL Units bag 3 National Safety Awards
  • 2012

    – BHEL–developed India's first Ultra High Voltage AC 1200 kV Transformer successfully commissioned

    – BHEL wins SCOPE Meritorious Award 2010–11 for Best Practices in Human Resource Management

    –Mr. B.P. Rao, CMD, BHEL wins Power Man of the Year Award

    – The Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presenting the National Energy Conservation Award 2012 to Mr. B. Prasada Rao, CMD, BHEL
  • 2013

    – BHEL conferred Jury Award for Lasting Impact on Indian Economy

    – CMD, BHEL honoured with Lakshya Business Visionary Award 2013

    – BHEL bags PSE Excellence Award 2013 for RnD, Technology Development and Innovation

    – BHEL wins India Pride Award 2013 for Excellence in Heavy Industries
  • 2014

    – BHEL bags World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Award for Innovative Enterprises
    – BHEL achieves milestone in the Middle East market with the commissioning of another Gas Turbine–based Power Plant in Oman
    – BHEL bags National Intellectual Property Award 2014

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