About Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

bhel-logoBharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer – with Government of India as the majority shareholder (63.06%). One of India’s largest engineering and manufacturing companies, it was established in 1964 and is based in New Delhi. BHEL designs, engineers, manufactures, tests, commissions for and services core sectors such as Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation (Railways), Water, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas and Defence.

BHEL is one of the few companies in the world to manufacture the entire range of power plant equipment – and has turnkey capabilities to execute power projects from concept to commissioning. In the financial year 2014-15, BHEL’s R&D expenditure was more than 2.5% of its turnover – the highest in the Indian engineering field.

BHEL is one of India’s 7 Maharatna companies, a special status it received in 2013 from the Government of India for its outstanding performance.

Market Leadership

  • BHEL is among the few global giants with an installed power generating capacity base of 170+ GW
  • BHEL has a 72% market share in the Indian Power Sector
  • 55% of India’s nuclear power generating capacity (conventional island) is installed by BHEL
  • BHEL has equipped all ISRO satellites with solar panels and batteries since 2002 & 2005 respectively
  • BHEL is the largest supplier to Indian Railways for rolling stock propulsion equipment
  • BHEL is the only domestic supplier (outside IR) to Indian Railways for locomotives
  • Indian Navy’s INS Kolkata-D63 Missile Destroyer is equipped with BHEL’s Super Rapid Gun Mount & Auxiliary Control systems
  • BHEL is executing the world’s largest ±800 kV, 6000 MW Multi-terminal HVDC NE-Agra Transmission Project
  • BHEL is credited with having commissioned Sudan’s largest thermal power plant
    (Kosti Thermal Power Plant, 500 MW)
  • 95% of Bhutan’s hydroelectric power capacity was installed by BHEL

Ongoing Partnerships

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Pumps, Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) system
  • Alstom, France Once Through Boilers
  • General Electric, USA Gas Turbines
  • Siemens, Germany Steam Turbines, TG, Axial/Lateral condensers
  • Oto Melara, Italy 76 mm SRGMs
  • Sheffield Forge – Masters, UK Forgings
  • Metso, Finland C&I Automation Platform
  • Nuovo Pignone, Italy Centrifugal Compressors
  • Vogt Power International, USA HRSG
  • General Electric Industrial, India Water Treatment Equipment
  • TLT GmbH, Germany Fans

BHEL is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

BHEL at-a-glance

  • Employees 44,905
  • Turnover USD 4.94+ billion

(financial year ending 2014-5)

  • Orders in hand USD 1.61+ billion
  • Capacity (per annum) 20,000 MW
  • Cumulative Installations (overseas) ~10,000 MW
  • Power Generating Equipment Installed 170+ GW
    (till date)
  • Product Offerings 180+
  • Manufacturing Facilities 17
  • Repair Units 2
  • Service Centers 8
  • Overseas Offices 6
  • Centers of Excellence 14
  • Overseas Presence (countries) 78
  • Patents & Copyrights Filed 453


ISO 9001:2008

ISO 14001:2004

OHSAS 18001:2007

ISO/IEC 17025:2005








  • 1964Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is incorporated
  • 1966 – Acquires assets from HEIL
  • 1971 – Bags first export order for boilers (2×60 MW) for Tuanku Jafar Thermal Power Station (Malaysia)
  • 1974HEIL amalgamates with BHEL
  • 1976 – Acquires full shareholding of REMCO and MPL
  • 1980 – Commissions first 120 MW BTG and sub-station unit on turnkey basis (outside India) at Tripoli West Power Station of Electricity Corporation, Libya
  • 1980REMCO and MPL amalgamate with BHEL
  • 1991 – Wins contract for the complete design, manufacture, erection, testing and commissioning of two convertor terminals (Dadri)
  • 1997 – Enters into a joint venture agreement with:
    • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Germany for setting up of PPIL
    • GE Pacific (Mauritius) Limited, Mauritius for setting up of BGGTS
  • 2006 – Commissions a 624 MW gas turbine power project on EPC basis in Libya, its largest overseas project
  • 2007 – Engineers, supplies and commissions 6 X 170 MW (1020 MW) Tala Hydroelectric Project Authority at Bhutan, its largest hydro-based power plant overseas
  • 2007 – Market capitalization crosses INR 1,000,000 million
  • 2008
    • Enters into a joint venture agreement with:
      • PTC India Limited for setting of BPPL
      • Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board for setting up of UPCL
    • Takes over BHPVL as a wholly owned subsidiary
  • 2009 – Enters into a joint venture agreement with Karnataka Power Corporation Limited for

setting up of RPCL

  • 2010 – Wins contract for supply of 420kN anti-fog disc insulators for Biswanath-ChariyaliAgra HVDC Project
  • 2010 – Enters into a joint venture agreement with:
    • Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited for setting up DDKPL
    • Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited for setting up of LPCL
  • 2011
    • Receives order for onshore supply and service contract for ± 800 KV 6,000MW HVDC

Multi-Terminal System Package associated with north-east/eastern region – northern/western region interconnector – I Project

    • Incorporates a subsidiary company, BHEL Electrical Machines Limited


Chairman & Managing Director:

  • Shri Atul Sobti

Part Time Official Directors:

  • Dr. Subhash Chandra Pandey
  • Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh

Part Time Non-Official Directors:

  • Ms. Harinder Hira
  • Mr. A.N. Roy
  • Mr. Shri Rajesh Kishore
  • Mr. Keshav N. Desiraju
  • Mr. Ramachandran Swaminathan

Functional Directors:

  • Mr. D. Bandyopadhyay
  • Mr. Amitabh Mathur
  • Mr. Subrata Biswas
  • Mr. T. Chockalingam



BHEL House Siri Fort,

New Delhi 110049 India

Tel: +91 11 66337000 (multiple lines)

Fax: +91 11 26493021

+91 11 26492534