BHEL exceeds power capacity addition target by 19%

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018

BHEL has commissioned 8,230 MW of utility sets against the target of 6,914 MW for 2014-15.   -  Business Line

State-owned equipment maker BHEL today said that it surpassed its power generation capacity addition target for utilities by 19 per cent in 2014-15.

“Accelerating its project execution momentum as part of its six-point agenda for dynamic growth, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has surpassed the capacity addition target, set by the government for utility projects, by 19 per cent,” BHEL said in a press statement here.

According to the statement, BHEL has commissioned 8,230 MW of utility sets against the target of 6,914 MW for 2014-15.

BHEL has also commissioned two boilers of 800 MW each during the year. In addition, sets with a cumulative of 2,000 MW have been synchronised and are ready for capacity addition.

During 2014-15, BHEL commissioned 1,392 MW industrial sets and 319 MW of overseas projects, taking the overall capacity addition/synchronisation to 11,941 MW.

The power plant equipment manufacturer has crossed a major milestone, with installed capacity exceeding 155 GW, including 132 GW of domestic utility sets.

With this, BHEL has joined the elite club of international manufacturers that have supplied power-generating equipment with a capacity more than 150 GW.

In the first three years of the 12th Plan (2012-17), BHEL has commissioned a capacity of 26,091 MW, exceeding the cumulative target of 24,737 MW set by the government. The company has surpassed its total commissioning of 25,385 MW in the entire 11th Plan (2007-12).

In the 12th Plan, two supercritical sets of 660 MW rating have been commissioned for the first time by BHEL.

Besides, BHEL successfully started in quick succession, three units of 270 MW each within a span of just 42 days at Amravati in Maharashtra.

Published on May 13, 2015

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