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BHEL commissioned 500 MW Thermal Unit at Vindhyachal STPS

Aug 10, 2015 16:57 IST

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on 8 August 2015 commissioned a 500 MW coal-based power plant unit at Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) in Vindhyanagar, Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.

With the commissioning of this unit, BHEL has now commissioned seven sets of 500 MW each aggregating to 3500 MW, the highest by BHEL in a power project.

BHEL’s scope of work in this project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply and erection and commissioning of steam generator and steam turbine generator along with the associated auxiliaries and state of the art controls and instrumentation.

The equipment for the project was manufactured at BHEL’s Tiruchi, Ranipet, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Bhopal plants, while the company’s Power Sector- Western Region undertook the work of erection and commissioning of the equipment.

About BHEL

• BHEL, owned by Union Government, is a power plant equipment manufacturer and operates as an engineering and manufacturing company based in New Delhi, India.
• It particularly makes sets of 500 MW rating class and has commissioned so far 76 sets in the country. The sets supplied by BHEL have better operating Heat rate that consumes less coal.
• In current financial year (2015-16), it has commissioned power plants with a cumulative capacity of 2480 MW.

About Super Thermal Power Stations (STPS)
• Super Thermal Power Stations (STPS) are a series of ambitious coal based power projects that were planned by the Union Government in 1990. The capacity of such thermal plant is 1000 MW and above.
• There are over 65 STPS in India and Mundra Thermal Power Station of Adani Power in Kutch district  of Gujarat is the largest among all.

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Where: Vindhyanagar

What: Commissioned 500 MW Thermal Unit

When: 8 August 2015

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