So that the shortage of Balance of Plants (BOP) suppliers and contractors in the country, does not threaten the timely execution of upcoming projects, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has called for a two-phase monitoring of BoP facilities.
- While the first phase would determine the loading of BoP vendors vis-a-vis their delivery capacity, in the second phase, execution of BoPs would be monitored. This came up in a meeting under the Chairmanship of Power Secretary, to discuss the progress of 12th plan projects under construction.
- Such a system, MoP asserts, would ensure that the commissioning of projects is not delayed due to non-readiness of BoPs on account of under- performance of vendors, mainly arising as a result of overloading. Special Secretary (Power), during the same meeting, has emphasized that loading of BoP vendors should be assessed beforehand, to ascertain that they are not booked beyond their capability to deliver in time.
- Furthermore, NTPC has called for the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to provide details of BoP vendors and their loading to project developers, so that the same can be considered by them while ordering the BoPs for their respective projects.