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BHEL commissions 250 MW coal unit

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Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has completed the commission of the first of three 250 MW coal-fired units at a project in Assam, India.

BHEL is executing the main plant contract for the Bongaigaon thermal power plant in Kokrajhar district for Indian power company NTPC.

The project will use coal from the Makum coal mines of Assam and the Eastern coalfields of West Bengal.

After completion, it will be the highest rating coal-based power plant in northeast India.

Work on the project commenced in 2006 and commissioning of the first unit was projected to take place in 2011.

The remaining two units are expected to be commissioned in 2016 and 2017.

Edited from Source: Modern Power Systems by Harleigh Hobbs

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