BHEL commissions 270-MW Unit I of Bhadradri Thermal power plant

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on June 10, 2020

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Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned Unit I of the 4x270 MW Bhadradri Thermal Power Project in Telangana.

Located at Manuguru in the Bhadradri Kothagudem district of Telangana, the project was awarded to BHEL by Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO). This is the first unit to be commissioned at this project and work on the remaining three units has reached an advanced stage.

Significantly, after the 1x800 MW Kothagudem thermal power project, this is the second unit to have been commissioned as part of the Memorandum of Understanding between TSGENCO and BHEL for construction of new thermal power plants with a total capacity of 6,000 MW in the State.

In Telangana, BHEL is also executing the 5x800 MW Yadadri project for TSGENCO and the Steam Generator package at the 2x800 MW Telangana STPP for NTPC.

BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of four thermal sets of 270 MW on EPC basis. The key equipment for the contract was manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Hyderabad, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Bengaluru and Jhansi plants, while the company’s Power Sector, Western Region, Nagpur has done civil works and erection, and commissioning of the equipment.

BHEL has contributed to 88 per cent of the coal-based power stations installed in the State. Other projects equipped with BHEL power plants are located at Ramagundam and Kothagudem, according to a regulatory filing with BSE.

Published on June 10, 2020

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