State-owned engineering company BHEL on Monday said it had completed its first order overseas for a grid-connected solar power project in Mauritius.

The project will be built by BHEL in Tamarind Falls, Henrietta (Phase II), Mauritius on the basis of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), BHEL said in a statement.

“BHEL has achieved yet another important step in international business by securing its overseas maiden contract for an 8 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) grid,” it said.

The contract was awarded to BHEL by CEB (Green Energy) Co Ltd, Mauritius, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Electricity Board, the Government of Mauritius. The project is funded under the Government of India’s Line of Credit and is protected by BHEL through a competitive process.

This work will be done by BHEL’s Solar Business Division, Bangalore, and the International Operations Division, New Delhi. It shows the integration of BHEL’s presence in Africa, where it has worked for more than 40 years on power generation projects (approximately 2,100 MW) and infrastructure in 23 African countries.

Source: Financial Express