BHEL commissions Chhukha hydro project in Bhutan

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 19, 2019 Published on June 19, 2019

State-owned engineering firm BHEL announced on Wednesday that it has commissioned Unit-1 of 84 MW at Chhukha hydro electric project in Bhutan.

It has achieved yet another milestone in Bhutan with the successful commissioning of Unit-1 of the 4x84 MW Chhukha hydro electric project (HEP), following complete renovation and modernisation (R&M) of the generator, BHEL said in a statement.

Unit-3 of the same project, built on the Chhukha River (Bhutan), was earlier commissioned by BHEL, after successful R&M last year, and has been running efficiently since, according to the statement.

With the commissioning of Unit-1, the engineering firm has successfully executed the R&M contract for 2 units (Units-1&3), thereby consolidating its position further in Bhutan and rising up to the expectations of the customer, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC).

“We appreciate the efforts made by BHEL experts towards this R&M work which has led to result-oriented performance and we look forward to continued support from BHEL in future,” DGPC said in their commendation letter.

The corporation had placed the R&M order for Chhukha hydro power plant on BHEL for replacement of generator stator and rotor coils of units - 1 & 3. These machines were originally supplied and commissioned by BHEL in the 1980s.

The BHEL’s units in Bhopal and Bengaluru have provided the equipment and technical supports for this R&M job.

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Published on June 19, 2019
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