Heavy Vehicles Factory

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Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF)
FoundedOrdnance Factories Board
Area served
ProductsArjun MBT, T-90, T-72, Vijayanta tanks

The Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) is located at Avadi in Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[1]

HVF was set up in 1961 by the Ordnance Factories Board, Government of India to manufacture heavy battlefield equipment, including Vijayantas and T-72 tanks. Currently, HVF manufactures India's main battle tank Arjun and the T-90s. The Engine Factory of HVF functions separately from HVF.

Solar plant[edit]

The factory has a 16 mega watt (MW) solar power plant, spread over 80 acres of land, commissioned in 2018, which is the largest solar power plant in the city. It was installed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) at a cost of 1,050 million. A 110 kilo volt (KV) substation had been constructed to distribute the power generated from the plant. The plant helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions to the extent of 26,000 tonnes per annum, saving 45 million annually to the HVF and Engine Factory (EFA).[2]


  1. ^ Avadi
  2. ^ Srikanth, R. (27 June 2018). "Avadi HVF now has biggest solar power plant in city". The Hindu. Chennai: Kasturi & Sons. Retrieved 22 July 2018.