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BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal unit in Maharashtra

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World Coal,

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned its fifth 500 MW set at Chandrapur super thermal power project (STPP) in Maharashtra, India.

Including this unit, nine coal-fired sets aggregating to 3340 MW, all supplied and commissioned by BHEL, are now operational at Chandrapur STPP of Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd (MAHAGENCO).

The recently commissioned unit is the second 500 MW unit of Stage-III (2x500 MW) of the project being executed by BHEL.

BHEL has played a major role in the power development programme of the state of Maharashtra. The company has contributed more than 15 500 MW of generating capacity to the state, which is the highest capacity added by BHEL in a single state.

The company has supplied over 85% of the coal-fired sets installed by the state utility. BHEL’s scope of work in the Chandrapur STPP Stage-III contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries and electricals, in addition to state-of-the-art controls & instrumentation (C&I) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs).

BHEL had earlier commissioned the first set of this project in March, 2015. The company’s 500 MW sets of this rating class form a large part of the Indian power sector and have been performing much above the national average as well as the international benchmarks.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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