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BHEL wins order for Tamil Nadu’s 800 MW supercritical coal plant

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World Coal,

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has received an order for setting up a supercritical thermal power project involving one unit of the country’s highest rating 800 MW sets in Tamil Nadu, India. This will be the first 800 MW supercritical se based power plant in the state.

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Puratchi Thalaivi Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, handed over the Letter of Award (LOA) to Sh. Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL, during the function held in Chennai on Friday 29 January 2016, followed by laying of the foundation stone for the project.

Valued at Rs 2 759 Crore, the main plant package contract for the 1 x 800 MW North Chennai Supercritical TPS Stage III, has been placed on BHEL by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO). The project is expected to be commissioned by August 2019.

BHEL's scope of work in the current contract involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, commissioning and civil works for the main plant package.

The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Haridwar, Bhopal, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bangalore plants with the company's power sector Southern Region to be responsible for civil works and erection and commissioning of the equipment.

North Chennai Supercritical TPS Stage III is located in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu and power generated from this plant will help in fostering growth of the state and provide easy access to electricity for people in Tamil Nadu.

Edited from various sources by Harleigh Hobbs

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