Siemens Drive Technologies Division is to supply its Flender gear units and gear components for vertical mills to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), a leading manufacturer of mechanical and electrical components for power plant and energy technology based in New Delhi, India. The deal will cover BHEL’s overall demand in the coming three years.
Flender gear units from Siemens are deployed in vertical mills with an output of 800 and 1000 kW, which are used for coal grinding in the power plants. The value of the order is in the double-digit million euro range.
The Flender gear units supplied by Siemens consist of a combination of a bevel gear stage with a planetary stage. Thanks to the special design developed by Siemens for use in coal grinding, a high power density is achieved and at the same time the forces from the grinding operations are transferred to the foundation via the gear casing. The operating company thus benefits from smooth operation and very fine coal grinding, which is required for efficient combustion.
"We see this major order as a convincing vote of confidence from BHEL in the reliability of the Flender gear units and the commitment and cooperation of our employees," said Dr Bernhard Hoffmann, head of the mechanical drives segment in the Siemens Industry Sector.
BHEL has already successfully cooperated with Siemens in the past and purchased 60 gear units for vertical mills last fiscal year.
Written by Jonathan Rowland
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